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Peruvian Causa

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"This spicy potato-layered dish with meat is a everyone-is-going-to-love-it dish! Even if people don't like certain ingredients, the combination is sensational! With this dish you can make the layers as thin or as thick as you like. You can substitute the tuna with chicken or other seafood."
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1 h 30 m servings 533
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain.
  2. Mash potatoes with a ricer or hand mixer until smooth. Gradually stir in oil until potatoes come together; add aji amarillo, salt, and pepper. Cool potato mixture in the refrigerator, about 20 minutes.
  3. Stir tuna, onion, and 1/4 cup mayonnaise together in a bowl.
  4. Line a casserole dish with plastic wrap. Spread 1/2 the potato mixture on the bottom of the dish. Spread 2 tablespoons mayonnaise over the potatoes, spread the tuna mixture over the mayonnaise, and place the avocado slices in a single layer on top of the tuna mixture. Spread the remaining 1/2 of potato mixture over the avocados, and top with remaining 2 tablespoons mayonnaise. Place sliced eggs over the top. Cover casserole dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
  5. Invert casserole dish onto a serving dish or baking sheet to remove potato casserole from dish. Remove plastic wrap and cut casserole into squares.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 533 calories; 34.4 43.1 15.9 94 134 Full nutrition

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It was good. We used it as a variation on potato salad. It was easy to make and everyone liked it. By putting the eggs and olives on after it is inverted out of the dish, it looked pretty to...

I prefer using chicken instead of tuna, but otherwise it's soooo good- kind of like a picnic in a casserole. We make this for a large group when a friend's mother makes homemade Aji. Delicious!

Instead of just oil and aji amarillo (which I cant find) in the potatoes, I substituted vadallia onion vinegarette, purchased at Sam's Club. I used chicken salad instead of tuna salad. And si...

So glad you liked it! When using instant potatoes, make them without the milk or butter called for. Add enough hot water to moisten then add oil till spreadable. You want the two layers to be t...

I did try the recipe and did like it however I did not use potatoes, I didn't want to take forever cooking them then mashing them, I used instant potatoes which worked equally well, you may need...