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Salchipapas – Quick and easy recipe!

23 mayo, 2021

The salchipapas, or salchipapa, are a street food known in several Latin American countries for being very easy to prepare and quite inexpensive, since it does not have many ingredients and it is done in a short time if you have everything ready. It is very popular in countries like Colombia, Peru and Ecuador. In RecetasGratis we bring you this simple and quick salchipapas recipe, ideal when you have a craving for fast food, but you don’t want to leave the house or order from outside.

It is perfect as a starter or as an aperitif to hang out and watch a movie with friends or family, it is served hot and, recommended, it is consumed immediately, since after a while the potatoes lose their texture and the sausages get too cold. You can accompany it with various sauces or just mustard and ketchup, which are the most common. Discover a delicious way to share with friends and learn how to make salchipapas at home to make them delicious.

2 diners
15 m
Very low difficulty

Additional characteristics:
Cheap cost

Ingredients to make Salchipapas:

How to make Salchipapas:


Wash the potatoes very well, peel them and cut them in short strips. Preheat the oil over medium-high heat in a high pot or skillet.

Salchipapas Recipe - Step 1


Wash the potato pieces with water and dry them well with a paper towel or absorbent cloth. It is important that they are very dry when frying them.

Salchipapas Recipe - Step 2


Throw the potato chunks in the pan when the oil is very hot. Fry for 5 to 8 minutes or until they start to brown, the texture of the potatoes in this dish is softer than crunchy so do not toast them too much.

Salchipapas Recipe - Step 3


Cut the sausages at a sharp angle to give it a more entertaining look.

Salchipapas Recipe - Step 4


Boil the sausages in water for 5 to 10 minutes, when they are inflated they will be ready. Strain the water very well so that the potatoes do not get wet when integrating them.

Salchipapas Recipe - Step 5


Gather the potatoes with the sausages and stir a little, serve with sauce on top or on the side as a spread. Your salchipapas will be ready to share and enjoy!

Salchipapas Recipe - Step 6

Salchipapas – Suggestions and other recipes

The salchipapas They are the favorite dish of adults and children when it comes to spending time with friends and / or family, it is very common to find it both in bars and in street food carts. You can add or remove what you like, the important thing is to do it with potatoes and sausages so as not to lose the concept of the original recipe. If you need more ideas of how to accompany the salchipapas, here we give you some:

  • Fried egg
  • Chives or sautéed onion
  • Chopped chives
  • Garlic sauce or tartar sauce
  • Grated cheese
  • Mayonnaise
  • Chopped tomato
  • Chopped avocado
  • Scrambled mushrooms

In short, you can add many ingredients and sauces to your salchipapas. If you liked this dish, you may be interested in seeing our recipes for Chilean chorrillana or steak a lo poor.