Peruvian Mashed Potatoes

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By Anne Willan

Published 1989

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This potato dish (Sp. papas con limone) is an excellent accompaniment to a pot-roast of beef, or it can be a complete course served with cooked shrimp or hard-boiled eggs.


  • 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in ½-¾ in/1.25-2 cm slices
  • 2 lb/1 kg baking potatoes, peeled a


  1. Put the sweet potatoes and baking potatoes in separate pans of cold salted water, cover them and bring to a boil. Boil until they are just tender, 15-20 minutes. Drain both pans and keep the sweet potatoes warm.
  2. Return the baking potatoes to the pan and crush them with a potato masher. Add the onion, chili pepper, lemon juice, olive oil and red pepper flakes. S