Rating: 4.38 stars
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

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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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook onion until tender, about 10 minutes.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

586 calories; protein 19.9g; carbohydrates 45.5g; fat 37.3g; cholesterol 189.9mg; sodium 927.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2017
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. everyone seemed to enjoy it and the sauce was absolutely incredible. When we boiled the jalapenos we had spicy steam throughout our house for a few hours though, which hurt. Overall taste 10/10 and cooking was an 8/10 Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/29/2020
THe aji amarillo was not as spicy as I would have liked. Also, the garlic gave a bit of a bitter after-taste. The amount of aji-amarillo sauce was too great for the amount of potatoes. Would halve the amount of sauce for the amount of potatoes in the recipe. Read More
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2016
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2017
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. everyone seemed to enjoy it and the sauce was absolutely incredible. When we boiled the jalapenos we had spicy steam throughout our house for a few hours though, which hurt. Overall taste 10/10 and cooking was an 8/10 Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2016
Made this for a culture night at church and it was a hit. Hard to find aji peppers so I put in some poblanos. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2014
Loved it! Just left out olives. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2020
I live in Ohio and Peruvian food is scarce but I had a craving for this and besides the Aji peppers everything else was easy to find (I substituted with jalapeños) What an easy recipe to follow! I would say I’ve had better but that’s because I’ve had A friends Peruvian mom make it and you just can’t beat mami’s cooking! But if you’re not savvy with authentic Peruvian food this will hit the spot my husband loved it and this was his first time trying Peruvian Cuisine MUCHISIMAS GRACIAS MARCO Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2019
Delish! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/20/2019
Mexican cheese? Chili pepper? Wtf This recipe isn’t Peruvian at all. I’m Peruvian and this recipe is wrong Read More
Rating: 3 stars
05/29/2020
THe aji amarillo was not as spicy as I would have liked. Also, the garlic gave a bit of a bitter after-taste. The amount of aji-amarillo sauce was too great for the amount of potatoes. Would halve the amount of sauce for the amount of potatoes in the recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2021
In the directions it just said cheese so i forgot to put the cream cheese lol, it still tastes really good tho. Read More