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Latin American Potato Dishes

Potatoes have been part of the South American diet for hundreds of years - South America is the birthplace of the potato, after all. There are multiple potato varieties available in the markets in Latin America, all shapes, colors and sizes, as well as other more unusual Andean tubers like ulluca and oca. Certain traditional dishes like ajiaco (Colombian chicken and potato stew) call for particular (often regionally grown) potato varieties.

Peruvian Stuffed Potatoes - Papa Rellena
Peruvian stuffed potatoes are mashed potatoes that are shaped around a center of seasoned ground beef and then fried golden brown.

Papas Chorreadas - Colombian Potatoes with Cheese Sauce
Papas chorreadas are a Colombian specialty - red potatoes smothered in a delicious sauce made with onions, tomatoes and cheese.

Papa a la Huancaína - Peruvian Potatoes in Spicy Cheese Sauce
Papa a la Huancaína is a traditional dish from the Peruvian town of Huancayo. Boiled potatoes are sliced and drenched in a delicious cheese sauce made with yellow chile peppers, and garnished with slices of hard boiled egg and black olives.

Mini Causa Bites - Spicy Yellow Potatoes with Chicken Salad
Little bites of creamy, spicy yellow potatoes with a surprise center of tasty chicken salad.

Papa a la Huacaína Potato Salad - Ensalada de Papas con Huancaina
A twist on the Peruvian dish papa a la huancaina, this potato salad is dressed with creamy huancaína sauce and garnished with hard boiled eggs, bacon bits, and green onions.

Roasted Red, White and Blue Potatoes on the Grill
Celebrate the 4th with this patriotic dish of roasted red, white and blue potatoes cooked on the grill.

Chimichurri Roasted Potatoes - Papas Asadas con Chimichurri
Toss some potato wedges with chimichurri sauce, throw them in a hot oven, and you'll have tasty latin roasted potatoes in no time.

Potato and Cheese Casserole - Pastel de Papas
This rich version of scalloped potatoes is a specialty of the city of Arequipa, in Peru.

Locro de Papa Ecuatoriano
A hearty, cheesy, traditional potato soup from Ecuador.

Aloo Curry - Curried Potatoes
Aloo curry are easy to make curried potatoes with great flavor.

Sopa de Mani - Bolivian Peanut and Potato Soup
A nourishing potato and peanut soup from Bolivia.

Spanish Tortilla with Sweet Potatoes and Bacon - Torta Espanola de Camote
This frittata-type dish from Spain is made with eggs and potatoes, and works well as an appetizer or main course.

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries with Smoky Pimenton Dip
These sweet potato fries take a bit more effort, but the results are worth it.

Papas Bravas - Steak Fries with Spicy Tomato Sauce
These thick cut steak fries are served with a spicy tomato "ketchup" and a creamy aji sauce.

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