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Cancha or maiz tostado

Maiz tostado or South American cancha corn nuts

Maiz tostado is a South American snack made by toasting cancha or chulpe corn.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Ecuadorian, Latin American, Peruvian, South American
Keyword Cancha, Chulpe, Chulpi, Ecuadorian corn nuts, Tostado
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • 2 cups of dried South American tostado cancha or chulpe corn
  • 1-2 tablespoons of oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat the oil over medium high heat in a frying pan.
  • Add the corn and start stirring the corn when it starts to pop.
  • Cover partially with a lid to keep the corn from jumping out of the pan.
  • Stir and cook until the corn is toasted and golden.
  • Place the toasted corn on a paper towel to drain any excess oil.
  • Sprinkle with salt to taste and serve.