Locro de Papas

Locro de Papas is a traditional Ecuatorian Potato stew. I learn this recipe from a Ecuatorian friend when I was living in Quito. Warm and flavorful it is perfect for cold days.


2 pounds of potatoes in cubes

 1/2 onion diced

 2 garlic cloves

2 T of butter

3 cups of chicken broth

3 cups of water

1/4 Tp of paprika 

 salt and pepper

 1 cup of heave cream

 1/4 Tp of cumin 

To garnish:

1 avocado sliced

fresh cilantro

 white cheese as Queso Fresco or Queso Blanco 


Heat butter in a large soup pot, add onions and garlic stirring until tender. Add potatoes, cumin and paprika stir it. Add water and chicken broth.

Cook until the potatoes are tender, and start to fallen apart. Use a potato masher to mash some of potatoes leaving some big pieces. Add salt and pepper. 

Lower the heat, add the heave cream. Cook for more 5 minutes. 

Serve with diced cheese, avocado slices and fresh cilantro.