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Papa a la Huancaina (Huancayo-Style Potatoes)

Rated as 4.8 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...

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.

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

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!...

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