The Andean nation of Ecuador in Northwestern South America has several inventive dishes for it's native Potato. I was born in Ecuador before my family emigrated to the USA when i was 5. My mother made "Locro" once a week at least...Rather than chicken stock she used water as she felt the flavors of the vegetables and supporting players (well, ingredients) really made the soup brilliant.
- 6 potatoes (peeled and cut into quarters)
- 1 savoy cabbage (cut into 2
- 1 large chopped onion
- 4 cloves chopped garlic
- 1 red bell pepper (or green - chopped)
- 2 chopped tomatoes
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 pinch of pepper
- 1 can sweetcorn (drained)
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- olive oil
- ⅓ cup cilantro (or chinese parsley)
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 cup cream (or milk)
- ½ cup shredded monterey jack cheese
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Garnished with the shredded cheese. Mother served this as a main course for dinner, with salad. It's much better the next day. Enjoy.