How to Cook Fricassee

Fricassee (free-ca-ze) is typical dish from LaPaz-Bolivia. Bolivian culture dishes are usually spicy and contain vegetables common to the countries agriculture. Fricassee is a soup that everyone eats regardless of class or color .This soup is usually eaten for lunch due to its strong flavor and spices. However, it is also known to make a really bad hangover disappear, also known as “levanta muertos”, meaning “raising of the dead”. It is cooked in the mornings at markets were people go after a long night out

Ingredients

  • 2 1/5 lb pork meat
  • 2 Spoons of crumbled bread to thicken
  • 1 '/2 Lb of frozen potato soaked and peeled
  • 1 Lb of cooked potato (medium sized)
  • 2 cans of hominy
  • 2 spoonfuls oil
  • 1 cup white onion, cut into thin strips

Seasonings

  • 6 sheaths of yellow chili (with ought seeds)
  • 2 small spoons of black pepper
  • 2 small spoons of cumin
  • 5 teeth of entire garlic
  • Salt

Steps

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    The night before, leave the frozen potato soaking in water.
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    Clean the inside of the yellow chili, take the seeds out. (**Caution if the seeds are not taken out it will be too spicy**).
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    Pour hot boiling water until covered and leave all night.
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    The next day, Peel the soaked frozen potatoes and return to water.
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    In a separate pot boil potatoes for about 20 minutes.
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    Rinse yellow chili 3 times, changing the water (this is also done so that it is not too spicy).
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    Mass in blender until it becomes liquid.
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    While the potatoes boil, cut the pork meat into pieces (same size as meat for stew).
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    In a separate pot boil 8 cups of water.
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    In a large pot heat the two spoonfuls of oil over medium heat.
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    Add the pork and fry until golden.
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    Add onion, cumin, pepper, oregano, garlic, black pepper and salt.
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    Stir and add the eight cups of boiling water.
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    Let cook at least two hours (Try to maintain the initial amount of broth, adding a little of water if necessary).
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    Shortly before serving, add bread crumbs to thicken.
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    Serve in a deep plate with sufficient broth.
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    Garnish with one potato, 2 frozen potatoes, and ½ cup of hominy.
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    Enjoy!!

Tips

  • The amount of potatoes and frozen potatoes can vary according to the amount you wish to put in the soup. You can add 2 potatoes in each plate if you want.
  • The frozen potatoes, cumin, and yellow pepper can be found in an international food market nearby.

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