Llapingachos are popular in the highlands of Equador. Potato patties filled with cheese and fried to a golden brown. YUM. They can be used as an appetizer, a snack or as a side dish. They are often served with fried eggs and a simple salad of lettuce, tomato and avocado. Sometimes sausages and a side of rice are added to make a full and typically Ecuadorian meal. Found on the internet and posted for ZWT 7 Note: Do NOT deep fry these! They will fall apart - the instructions are for pan frying.