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Tomaticán: the flagship dish of San Juan

Very popular in summer, although it is allowed to eat in all climates, tomaticán has a long history among the inhabitants of San Juan.


If we talk about dishes that became famous in the region of Cuyo, we can not fail to name the tomaticán. Its history goes back to an old tradition of Huarpeorigin. This dish is flavored in numbers Latin American countries, but without doubt in San Juan you will find the richest. Based on tomato, eggs and onions, this dish is already adopted by the provincials as their own.

According to them, it is closely linked to winemaking, since the pawns of the vineyards, after long and tiring days, the prepare quickly and with a very low cost.

Their preparation, today, is synonymous with friends and family. The ideal way to do this is on a plow disc. Spreading the toast in the juice is the strawberry of the dessert.

It is says that eating it in summer is much better, and the reason is that tomatoes from that Vintage dishes are the best and, for this dish, they are the base ingredient.

There are many recipes, techniques and secrets in their preparation and cooking. Here you we leave a recipe for you to cheer up and do it at home.

Some add meat, chicken or pork to it - it all depends on the cook and his diners. One thing for sure is that tomaticán always enjoys it in company.


  • 1 onion
  • 4 eggs
  • 5 tomatoes, about a kilo (they need to be peeled)
  • sugar
  • Salt and seasonings to taste


  1. Place a little oil in a frying pan and fry the onion.
  2. Then chop the tomatoes into squares and add them. To all add salt and seasonings to taste.
  3. Once the tomatoes are cooked, add the eggs and mix everything to make it homogeneous.
  4. After this, and to remove the acid, add a little sugar (no more than a tablespoon). Wait for it to be ready and eat! You can accompany it with bread and olive oil.

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Publication Date: 18/06/2020

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By: Orlando 21 June, 2020

Estos putos sanjuaninos siempre quieren copiar lo de Mendoza el tomatican es una creación netamente mendocino arraigada de más de 100 años así a llorar al campo Yo sanjuaninos truchos.

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