Olluco Recipe

One of the best foods we found in South America is olluco, a root vegetable related to the potato but with a softer more moist texture. We were served them by a friend in Santiago, Colombia and then we bought some at the market in Chachapoyas, Peru. The friendly hostel owner assisted us in making our dinner that evening. Below is the recipe:

1. Rinse dirt off of olluco.
2. In a pot of boiling water, place olluco for about 20 minutes.
3. Drain olluco.
4. Melt butter in a frying pan and add olluco along with a bunch of chopped green onion and garlic.
5. The olluco will mash very easily crumbing apart. Continue to fry and mix the garlic, onions and olluco for about 10 minutes.
Homemade Olluco
Homemade Olluco
The Kind Hotelier Helping Prepare Olluco
The Kind Hotelier Helping Prepare Olluco

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