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Papa a la Huancaina (Huancayo-Style Potatoes)

Rated as 4.71 out of 5 Stars

"This means Huancainan-style potato and comes from Huancayo, Peru. It's an easy-to-make dish of sliced potatoes with a special sauce."
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55 m servings 586
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 and set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook onion until tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Boil chile peppers until soft, about 5 minutes. Run chiles under cold water to cool until cool enough to handle; remove and discard skins.
  4. Blend onion, chile peppers, cheese, vegetable oil, garlic, salt, and pepper in a blender until smooth. Stream evaporated milk into the blended mixture while continuing to blend until a creamy sauce is achieved.
  5. Arrange 1 lettuce leaf onto each of 8 plates. Halve potatoes and arrange 3 halves onto each lettuce leaf. Drizzle creamy sauce over the potatoes. Top each with an egg half and two black olive halves.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 586 calories; 37.3 45.5 19.9 190 927 Full nutrition

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I made this for extra credit for my Peru project in social studies and it was very good. My dad accidentally added an entire thing of garlic instead of a clove though which gave it a kick. ever...

Made this for a culture night at church and it was a hit. Hard to find aji peppers so I put in some poblanos.

very tasty and easy to make. traditionally made using aji amarillo. you can find a jar of it in most hispanic markets. 2 serrano peppers make a great substitute.

Loved it! Just left out olives. Thanks for a great recipe!