Locro (Ecuadorian Potato-Cheese Soup)

Recipe by AZPARZYCH
READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat the oil or butter over medium flame in a large pot. Add the onion and garlic and simmer until the onion is translucent.
  • Stir in the potatoes, water or stock, milk, salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer until potatoes are falling apart, 30-45 minutes.
  • Mash the potatoes up a bit with the back of a spoon to thicken the soup, leaving it a little chunky.
  • Remove the soup from heat and stir in the cheese.
  • Adjust seasoning and serve immediately.
  • *Variations:
  • A handful of corn kernels is often added to this soup. Use about 1 cup and add after the soup has simmered for about 20-30 minutes.
  • Chopped avocado is often used as a garnish.
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