Cancha Serrana (Peruvian Oil-Roasted Corn Snack)
Cancha Serrana, or Peruvian Corn Nuts, is large-kernel corn that is soaked in water until it puffs and then fried to produce a crunchy and salty snack.
Ready to use. No preparation necessary.
Storage & handling
Store in a cool, dry place.
Corn, palm oil, salt.
Cancha Serrana is made by soaking whole corn kernels in water for several days, making them puffy, floury and soft. They are then fried in oil to create a crunchy snack food that is extremely popular in South America, especially Peru, where it is commonly served alongside ceviche.
Peruvian ceviche is typically marinated in a blend of citrus juice, various aji chiles and red onion. This marinade is so intensely flavored it has a name of its own (leche de tigré, or “tiger’s milk”) and is frequently served as a hangover cure. This classic recipe uses our Peruvian Spice Blend to season a typical combination of fish, corn and sweet potatoes and is garnished in true Peruvian fashion with Cancha Serrana, oil-roasted heritage corn kernels.