This is one of my favorite recipes from Peru, where cuy run free range in many rural homes until their date with destiny,


1 whole guinea pig

1 fresh lemon juice

2 teaspoons ground Garlic

200 g Cornmeal

3 cups Vegetable Oil

1 garlic cloves

1/2 red onion

2 tablespoons ground Ají Panca

2 teaspoons fresh oregano leaves

1/2 sweet potatoes

12 Cocktail Potatoes

1 cup vegetable broth

2 tablespoons roasted Peanuts


Wash the guinea pig with plenty of water, dry it carefully with absorbent paper, and let it sit at room temperature for approximately two hours. Then cut it into four sections and season them with lemon juice, minced garlic, and salt.

Cover the guinea pig sections with cornmeal, then heat the 3 cups of vegetable oil in a pan and fry them on both sides for about 7 minutes, or until they’re crispy.

Heat the remaining oil in a pot over a medium heat and brown the minced garlic and onion for about four minutes. Then add the aji panca and let it cook for another five minutes.

Now, add a teaspoon of oregano, the sweet potato slices, and the cocktail potatoes. Then season it with a little salt and pour in the vegetable broth. Let it all cook for about 10 minutes or until the sweet potatoes and cocktail potatoes are cooked.

Finally, add the remaining oregano and peanuts, remove it from the heat, and serve it alongside the fried guinea pig pieces.

Like you I am using the delicious time given us this year to learn Spanish and drop weight. Slow progress at this age, but what's the rush now?

Emergency Planetary Technician and Climate Science Wonk — using naturopathic remedies to recover the Holocene without geoengineering or ponzinomics.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store