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Chugchucaras

Chugchucaras

Saladito cuero reventado

Cotopaxi

Traditional dish with more than 70 years of history, chugchucara comes from two words Kichwa: chukchuna which means trembling and kara that is pigskin.

Useful Data

The region Located in the North-Center of the Cordillera de los Andes, its capital is Latacunga. Several volcanoes like the Cotopaxi volcano with 5,897 meters above sea level and the Quilotoa lagoon are located in this region.

Weather The average temperature is 15° c in the Highlands and an average of 24 ° C in low areas.

Cotopaxi

Dish of Creole origin. Its main ingredient the pig, whose meat is fried after being boiled in low fire, in its own fat for hours. This procedure is done in bronze cooking pot.

Your presentation consists of an entrance of mote with chicharrón accompanied with pieces of pork, soft pigskin to which it owes its name, cuero reventado, cooked and fried potatoes in the same cooking pot where the pig is being fried; it is also served with fried plantain, tostado, popcorn and mejido empanadas.

The taste of empanadas is between sweet and salty, since the dough is made with wheat flour is salty and its filling, the mejido, is a sweet cheese made with cinnamon and egg yolks. This dish is found in markets, restaurants and huecas (small street food restaurants)

Preparation based on pork, cuero reventado, potatoes, mote, toast, popcorn, mejido empanadas and sweet plantains.

Chugchucaras

Traditional drink

Chawarmishky Es la savia dulce del penco maduro; para obtenerla se corta la base de la planta y se chawa (raspa) su interior, luego se cocina con azúcar hasta obtener un sirope similar a la miel de abeja.

Chugchucaras

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