Bolivian Silpancho - Meat, Eggs, Rice, Potatoes and Salad on One Plate
The combination of daily common foods like meat, eggs, rice, potatoes and tomato salad makes for a unique & hearty flavor, the famous Bolivian Silpancho.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Bolivian, Latin American
Keyword Bolivian Food, Bolivian Silpancho
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 35minutes
Total Time 55minutes
1.5lbsthin sliced top sirloin
8eggsassuming 2 eggs per person, adjust as needed.
1cupolive oilthe original recipe is cooked with vegetable oil
8medium yucon potatoes
4tomatoes4 tomatoes on the vine or 6 roma tomatoes since those are smaller
1small red onion
1green bell pepper
fresh parsley for garnishing
pinchsalt/pepperadd salt/pepper to taste
2cupsriceYou can cook this the night before
1tbspred wine vinegar
Put the potatoes in a pot covered with water, turn heat to high. Boil until you can pierce them but be careful not to overdo it.
Cook rice separately, you can even do this the night before.
While the potatoes boil, pound the beef slices with a meat mallet and then coat them with breadcrumbs. Season with salt and pepper at this point too.
Fry meat in hot oil for about 1-2 minutes each side depending on how thin the meat is. Remove from frying pan and place in a plate with paper towel. Let it cool there while you fry the rest. The paper towel will absorb the oil from the meat.
Once the potatoes have boiled and are soft enough to pierce with a fork, put them aside to cool for a bit, then peel them. Cut them in medallion shapes and fry them on each side, sprinkle with salt and place them in another plate with paper towel to absorb the oil.
While you are frying the potatoes, chop tomatoes, onion and green pepper in diced shape. Mix them together in a bowl. Add 2 spoons of olive oil, 1 tbsp of red wine vinegar and salt to taste. Mix well and put aside.
Lastly, fry the eggs. Usually the preferred choice for this dish is sunny side up.
Put the plate together. You can put rice on bottom, then steak on top or rice on the side and the steak on the other side of the plate. It's up to your taste. Add fried potatoes on the side. Put the egg on top of the steak, add salad all around as desired and decorate with parsley.
Llajua - prepare llajua separately, I've published a recipe in the past on how to prepare this spicy salsa.
Rice - feel free to use regular white rice or your rice of choice. We use this simple garlic and olive oil jasmine rice recipe in this case.
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