Salchipapas – Comida Rápida Peruana


Cada vez que pienso en salchipapas, viene a mi un sentimiento de deliciosa simpleza. Este platillo nacional -que se consume también en otros países de la región- es exactamente lo que su nombre indica: salchichas + papas. Salchi-papas. Minimalismo en su máxima expresión. Con una lista de ingredientes tan corta me pregunto si acaso necesitas una receta para esto. La preparación es super sencilla y va así: fríes las papas y las combinas con salchichas fritas. Nada podría ser más fácil. El único trabajo que tienes que hacer es cortar las papas y las salchichas. Y freírlas. En Perú hay que comprar las papas, lavarlas, pelarlas, picarlas y freírlas. Pero si vives en los Estados Unidos puedes comprar esas bolsas de papas fritas congeladas que no requieren ningún trabajo, solo freírlas nuevamente o ponerlas al horno.

Las Salchipapas son muy populares en los mercados y en algunas carretillas en las calles de la ciudad. También puedes encontrarlas en restaurantes de comida rápida que se especializan en este tipo de platillos, y también las venden en el Estadio durante los partidos de fútbol. Hay muchas variaciones que se pueden hacer con distintos tipos de salchichas, así como con camote o yuca en vez de las papas. Para acompañar este plato siempre tienes que servir muchas salsas, como ketchup, mostaza, mayonesa, salsa de ají, etc.

Los niños sienten una fascinación especial por las salchipapas, claramente porque aman las salchichas (¿sabías que en Perú se les llama hotdogs?) y las papas fritas (no es una combinación muy saludable que se diga). Otra ventaja de este colorido plato es que se hace en solo unos minutos, especialmente si tienes esas papas ya listas, como te comenté antes.

Lo que te puedo recomendar, aunque no es la manera tradicional de comerlas, es que sirvas tus salchipapas en casa junto con una gran ensalada. Ahora ESA será una comida que tanto las mamás como los niños estarán felices de compartir. ¿Tú qué opinas?

Recipe type: Plato de fondo
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Serves: 2
  • 1 papa grande, pelada y cortada en palitos
  • Aceite para freír
  • Sal
  • 4 salchichas de carne de res (pollo o cerdo, si prefieres)
  • Ketchup
  • Mostaza
  • Pasta de ají amarillo
  • Mayonesa
  • Hojas de perejil
  1. En una sartén grande calienta el aceite a fuego alto.
  2. Seca las papas con papel toalla y fríe por pocos hasta que doren. Escurre en más papel toalla.
  3. Si usas las congeladas, caliéntalas en el horno a 45'°F por 18 minutos. Rocía con sal.
  4. Mientras tanto corta las salchichas en rodajas o tajadas. Calienta una cucharadita de aceite en una sartén y saltéalas rápidamente hasta que doren.
  5. En la misma sartén combínalas con las papas fritas. Sirve de inmediato con ketchup, mostaza, mayonesa, etc.
  6. Decora con hojitas de perejil.


  1. yummy now this i can make and so simple and tasty! This would be perfect for little fingers!

  2. This combination are my favorite. I really love fries because it’s healthy and yummy. This is very simple recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Mmm! I LOVE salchipapas! I make it all the time for me and my kiddo. Such a yummy finger food!

  4. Sometimes the very best food is the most typical of the streets or the small towns. It is good because it is comforting and filling. This reminds me of my childhood, too. And it is quick and easy for a summer of running in and out with the kids.

  5. We eat salchipapas in Colombia too, but the sauce we use is salsa rosada (Ketchup & mayo).

  6. Muy tradicional en Colombia también! Me encanta esta mezcla!

  7. Oh I like this! And my son would love it too! I may just have to make this, this week 😀

  8. My brothers would love these. I am going tohave to make it for them!!

  9. love this!!

  10. Yum! Not sure how healthy this is, but it looks delish! Mmmmm…

  11. I used to eat salchipapas in Colombia where I spent my summer as a little girl! Delicious memory and recipe. I’ll add maybe a healthy substitute suggestion: sweet potato fries?

  12. we make salchichas a lot and it them to yellow rice but never even occurred to enjoy with thick fresh cut fries!

  13. Hi! I’m from Peru and love Salchipapas. I’ve had a hard time finding that perfect sausage. What would you recommened to make these taste as close to home as possible?


  14. I came to this website because I was craving Papas Rellenas, but will stay forever because these recipes feed my soul.

    I lived in Lima, Peru for 2.5 years and miss it something terrible at times. THe people, the food, and the school I taught at…reading through these recipes has made me remember so many wonderful times that I may not have brought to mind otherwise. As I read a recipe I am like, «Oh, yeah! I remember this one! I had it wit so-and-so and such-a -place!»

    This recipe made me laugh out loud! I remember my first months down there and thinking, «What is the Peruvian obsession with hotdogs!!!!» Good times! The only thing I would change is that I do not think I EVER saw this dish without the other food obsession of Lima…a fried egg!!!! You gotta top t salchipapas with heuvos! 😉

    Thank you for posting these on the web for all of us! I shall be looking into purchasing the cookbook as well! You are a delight!

  15. First, I just saw a video on Afro-Peruanos whom I had no idea existed. Such a beautiful people!!! Wow, I have so much left to learn in my life!!! Second, your dish looks amazing. Thank you for sharing your recipe with Tracy Lopez. I saw it in her write up on 10 Latin dishes to try before you die. I’ve pinned this and will definitely make this part of our Friday treat night. Love it!

  16. I have come back to this page over and over again for recipes. My husband is from Lima and his mama makes the best food ever. So while we wait our turn to have them in our house, I have to cook.

    I love this dish and have made it with different variations. My latest version is with southern hash browns and thick cut onions. It is really good. I can’t imagine any more boiling a hotdog like my mother did.

  17. they eat it in ecuador to, I eat it all the time, they are good

  18. I will like to know if the hot dogs or sausages cook better in the flat grill or in a fryer. Also if is better to boil the hot dog first or just fry it or grilled first. Please let me know.

  19. This was delicious! Such a great way to make hot dogs. Definitely making again.


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