Would you like fries with that? What to eat in Cusco, Peru.
I love fries. I really do. A good fry is heaven. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, a touch of salt.
But in Peru they are always just greasy and limp.
And they come with everything. Everything.
I never thought I’d get sick of fries. But I also don’t need them twice a day…
A two-course lunch of soup and fried fish with rice, salad, and beans for 4 soles (about $1.50) at San Pedro Market. Note: I could have gotten fries instead of beans.
Beef with fried rice and fries. They have some weird combinations.
Lomo saltado: a Peruvian stir fry of beef, onions, and tomatoes (this version also had mushrooms and peppers) served with rice and, you guessed it, fries.
Aji Gallina: spicy Peruvian creamed chicken. Mixed with fries.
Arroz mixto at San Pedro Market. Sausage, avocado, runny egg, salad, plantain, rice, and, yup, fries.
Chicharrón, because who doesn’t love crispy, fatty, deep-fried pork? This didn’t come with fries. But there was a potato.
Brownie and hot chocolate at the Chocolate Museum. Because there was a chocolate museum just down the street from my hostel. Luckily, no chocolate-dipped fries.
Trout ceviche. Which didn’t come with fries but did come with sweet potato. And giant corn.
And, of course, Cuy. Guinea pig.