Papas a la Huancaína

Potatoes with Cheese and Chile Sauce

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as an Appetizer ; Makes about 3 cups 720 ml Sauce
    • Difficulty


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By Diane Morgan

Published 2012

  • About

This humble potato dish, with its creamy, vibrant yellow sauce, is from Huancayo, a mountain town some six hours by car from Lima. The region claims to be home to more than three thousand potato varieties, and the distinctive sauce was created to celebrate the prolific tuber. In some areas, the sauce is made from the rocoto chile; in others, the amarillo chile is used. The sauce is reasonably easy to make and can also be served as a dip with crudités. Markets selling Latin Ame