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La Paz Fricassee

Fricassee is a very popular dish in Bolivia. Apparently it comes from French cuisine, but over time it has picked up some especially Bolivian characteristics.



- 2 tablespoons oil

- 1 kg pork ribs

- 2 white onions

- 1 green onion

- cumin, black pepper, oregano, hot red chilies (Bolivian ají colorado)

- 4 garlic cloves

- 1½ cups fine bread crumbs

- Salt

- 4 cups corn

- 8 potatoes cooked and peeled


- Fry pork ribs until brown

- Add onions (white and green), garlic, salt, cumin, black pepper, oregano and chili peppers. Mix and continue to brown.

- Cover with water and boil until the meat comes off the bone, adding water as needed.

- Add fine bread crumbs to thicken the broth.

- Add potatoes and corn when serving in a soup dish with the broth. 


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