Fricasé is a traditional soup in Bolivian cuisine prepared with pork, pork ribs or chicken, hominy, chuño (a freeze-dried potato product) or potatoes, onion, garlic, salt, pepper and spices.[1][2][3] It is sometimes consumed as a hangover food, as having a theoretical potential for easing or alleviating symptoms associated with the hangover.[2][4]

Fricasé is a common soup in Bolivia, and is often sold and consumed in the morning.[1] It is a spicy soup that is typically prepared using large chunks of meat, and chuno potatoes are typically used in the Altiplano region of Bolivia.[1] The aji pepper is sometimes used as an ingredient,[3] and bread crumbs are sometimes used to thicken the soup.[5]

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  1. 1 2 3 Kijac, M. (2003). The South American Table. NYM Series. Harvard Common Press. p. 219. ISBN 978-1-55832-248-6. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  2. 1 2 Barrell , Ryan (March 13, 2017). "13 Hangover Cures the World Swears By". Paste. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  3. 1 2 Cramer, M. (2009). CultureShock! Bolivia: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette. Culture Shock!. Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Limited. p. 137. ISBN 978-981-4484-35-0. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  4. Murphy, A. (2000). Bolivia Handbook: The Travel Guide. Footprint Bolivia Handbook. Footprint Handbooks. p. 51. ISBN 978-1-900949-49-1. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  5. Sarasúa, V.G. (2000). Bolivia. FTG. Guies de viatges. Laertes. p. 380. ISBN 978-84-7584-407-7. Retrieved October 10, 2017. (in Spanish)
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