April 22, 2021 3 min read
Snacks are the perfect solution to satisfy any late night cravings, and thankfully Peruvian snacks can be both mouth-watering and natural origin, which makes them a healthier choice.
Peruvian canchita is the perfect example of these healthier-choice snacks. In Peru it’s very common to find street vendors offering this delicious meaty kernels roasted in bags and ready to eat.
But if you’re in the mood for something “puffier” rather than roasted, then poppedPeruvian canchita es exactly what you need in your life.
When the chulpe corn kernels start to pop, their tough texture slowly becomes a crunchy yet delicious taste. Get to know a bit more about this snack perfect for happy hour and what is exactly the origin of this corn.
Before you try this incredible and addictive treat, here are some things you should know aboutPeruvian canchita.
It can be considered like some kind of popcorn, and it comes from an exotic variety of corn calledmaíz chulpe ormaíz cancha chulpe, grown mainly in the Andean region of Peru.
This type of corn is very sought and enjoyed like a Peruvian snack, but if you can’t find it the American version (or what comes closer to it) are corn nuts.
Canchita kernels have pointy, dried ends, and they also pop when heated, similar to popcorn.
But unlike popcorn, the canchita kernels don’t burst inside out and puff up. instead of that, canchita corn gets a lot less puffy and a lot more roasted. Kind of like corn nuts.
It also has a starchy taste that mixed with salt is delicious.Peruvian canchita is a super easy and quick snack to prepare.
With just 3 ingredients and the right kind of corn you can make it for a movie night. Find different types of Cancha corn in here. This recipe serves 6 servings as appetizers.
There you go! The easiest three ingredient recipe for a very addictive snack.Peruvian canchita is perfect to serve on a huge bowl and share it on a cozy movie night, you can prepare it as a quick snack for drinks night because it goes great with a cold beer or some exotic cocktails.
Another unexpected way to enjoyPeruvian canchita is to serve it alongside ceviche, it really highlights the zesty taste of the fish.
With a recipe this simple, the only thing left to do is run to the kitchen, gather the ingredients and start heating up your pan.
The most addictive of snacks is just a couple of minutes away and it’s ready to make your night of binge-watching Netflix much more fun!
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