For this cold weather hot soups are the best food you can eat! Today’s recipe is an ecuadorian soup called “locro”. It’s a traditional Ecuadorian soup made with potatoes, onion, cheese and avocado.
Yield: For 8-10 people
- 10 medium sized potatoes, peeled and chopped into small and large pieces
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 white onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp achiote powder
- 7 cups of water
- 1 cup of milk or more
- 1 cup grated or crumbled cheese (quesillo, queso fresco, mozzarella or monterey jack)
- 1 bunch of cilantro, leaves only, minced
- Salt to taste
- 1 cup of queso fresco, feta cheese, or grated mozzarella
- Maiz tostado or cancha corn nuts
- Chopped cilantro and green onions
- Avocados, sliced or diced
- Ecuadorian aji hot sauce
- Prepare a base for the soup by heating the canola oil over medium heat in a large soup pot; add the diced onions, minced garlic cloves, cumin, and achiote powder.
- Cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are tender, about 5 minutes.
- Add the potatoes to the pot and mix until they are coated with the refrito. Continue cooking for about 5 minutes, stirring a every couple of minutes.
- Add the water and bring to boil, cook until the potatoes are very tender. Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes in the pot, don’t mash all of them, the consistency of the soup should be creamy with small tender chunks of potatoes.
- Turn the heat down to low, stir in the milk and let cook for about 5 more minutes. You can add more milk if the soup is too thick.
- Add salt to taste
- Add the grated cheese and cilantro, mix well, and remove from the heat.
Serve warm with the avocados, scallions, cheese and aji hot sauce.
I really hope you enjoy it. I love this soup!
Until the next time!
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Original source: layita.com