Llapingachos are an Ecuadorian dish of potato patties or thick potato pancakes stuffed with cheese and cooked on a hot griddle until crispy. These potato cakes from Ecuador (llapingachos) are stuffed with white farmer’s cheese and served with a simple but delicious peanut sauce. Llapingacho are fried potato cakes that originated in Ecuador.

Llapingachos are potato patties filled with cheese, then sauteed to a golden brown for an appetizer or snack in Ecuador. If your not in a hurry they will fry better if . Llapingachos (yah-peen-GAH-chos) are a popular side dish in the highlands of Ecuador. They are often served with fried eggs and a simple salad of lettuce, .

With his month’s #FoodieExtravaganza featuring potatoes, I decided to make Llapingachos (Yapingachos). This is a delicious Ecuadorian Potato and Cheese Patty. I’m sure you will want to make a batch as soon as you. Sauté the onions in the paprika oil or achiote. When the onions are soft, remove from the heat for later.

Others call them Ecuadorian cheesy potato patties. Your family will call them delicious—and you an angel for making them.