Peruvian Potatoes with Cheese Sauce

Papas a la Huancaina

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Appears in
Hot and Spicy

By Marlena Spieler

Published 1985

  • About

Papas a la Huancaina is perhaps the national dish of Peru. There, instead of only a handful of different varieties, there are hundreds of potatoes available. Some are mealy, some waxy, some very high protein, some tiny; they even have a sort of freeze-dried potato that has traditionally been frozen high up in the Andes where the air is thin and cold and the potatoes dry in a particular way.

This recipe would be traditionally served with yellow-fleshed potatoes or with a pink fir app