Appetizers & Snacks

Hola, Peru! We Love Salchipapas!

Hola, Peru! We Love Salchipapas! |

In the Philippines, a whole hotdog either goes into split bread or alongside rice and fried eggs. Meanwhile, sliced hotdogs are a popular ingredient for spaghetti sauce. I bet that Filipinos will love how the Peruvians enjoy their hotdogs—with fries! The dish is called salchipapas and it is a popular fast food.

Salchipapas? Yep, I just discovered a beautiful Peruvian food blog which explains the name as salchichas (sausages) + papas (potatoes). Salchipapas is traditionally served with four dipping sauces—mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard and aji (Peruvian chili sauce). I didn’t have time to make aji so I used hot ketchup for the chili factor.

The fries were a combination of potatoes and sweet potatoes—not for any attempt at fusion cooking but only because I didn’t have enough potatoes to feed three people.


Hola, Peru! We Love Salchipapas!
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Servings: 3 to 4
Author: CASA Veneracion
  • 2 large starchy potatoes
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • cooking oil for deep frying
  • 4 large hotdogs (I used chicken frankfurters)
  • chopped parsley to garnish
  • mustard
  • mayo
  • ketchup
  1. Peel the potatoes and sweet potato. Cut into sticks less than half an inch wide.
  2. Slice the hotdogs on the bias, about a quarter of an inch thick.
  3. In a wok or frying pan, heat enough cooking oil to reach a depth of at least three inches.
  4. Fry the potatoes and sweet potato sticks until golden and crisp (see tips for cooking kickass fries). Scoop out with a spider and dump into a strainer.
  5. Pour off the oil leaving only about two tablespoonfuls in the pan.
  6. Reheat the oil. Fry the sliced hotdogs until nicely browned.
  7. Pile the fries on a platter and top with the sliced hotdogs. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.
  8. Serve with mustard, mayo and ketchup for dipping.
  9. Enjoy your salchipapas!


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