Locros de papa (Ecuadorian potato soup)

when it is cold out, this is the soup to warm your soul!

Yield: 4 servings ( Serving Size: main course size )
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  • 2 tablespoon(s) vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoon(s) annatto seeds
  • 3 1/2 pound(s) baking potatoes
  • 1 cup(s) white onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) cumin rounded
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon(s) black pepper
  • 7 cup(s) water
  • 1 cup(s) whole milk
  • 5 1/2 ounce(s) queso fresco


  1. Heat annatto seeds and oil in a very small saucepan over low heat, swirling pan frequently, until oil is bright red-orange and starts to simmer, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, peel potatoes and cut into 3/4-inch pieces.

  3. Pour annatto oil through a fine-mesh sieve into a wide 7- to 8-quart heavy pot, discarding solids. Cook onion and half of potatoes (reserve remaining potatoes in a bowl of cold water) in annatto oil over moderately high heat, stirring, until onion is softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add cumin, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add water (7 cups) and bring to a boil, scraping up any brown bits. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, until potatoes are very tender, 25 to 30 minutes, then mash into broth. Drain remaining potatoes and add to stew, then simmer, partially covered, until tender, about 20 minutes. Stir in milk and cheese and increase heat to high, then bring to a simmer, stirring. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper.

  4. Meanwhile, quarter avocados lengthwise, then pit, peel, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes.

  5. Serve stew in large soup bowls,

September 2012

This recipe is a personal recipe added by Megank66 and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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