Papas a la Huancaína

Originating from the Huancayo area of Peru, Papas a la Huancaína (Huancayo-style potatoes) is an authentic and unique potato salad dish.

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4 Servings

Dinner Lunch Renovando Las Tradiciones Sides Queso Peruano

Originating from the Huancayo area of Peru, Papas a la Huancaína (Huancayo-style potatoes) is an authentic and unique potato salad dish consisting of a spicy, creamy, and rich cheese sauce, drizzled over boiled yellow or white potatoes.

This Papas a la Huancaína recipe uses Tropical Queso Peruano to keep it even more traditional.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup ají amarillo (yellow pepper) paste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 4 soda crackers
  • 8 oz. Tropical Queso Peruano
  • Salt
  • Iceberg lettuce leaves
  • 6 yellow potatoes, boiled and peeled
  • Black olives
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and cut in slices
  • Parsley sprigs

Preparation:

  1. Peel and boil the potatoes. Set them aside and let them cool.
  2. Put the aji amarillo paste in the blender, add oil and milk, and process with the crackers, Queso Peruano, and salt, until smooth.
  3. Cut the potatoes into thick slices
  4. Lay the lettuce leaves on your platter of choice and place the sliced potatoes over the lettuce. Pour the blended cream mixture over the potatoes so they are completely covered.
  5. Crumble extra cheese over the potatoes and garnish with black olives, hard-boiled eggs, and parsley.