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Papa a la Huancaína - Potatoes in Spicy Cheese Sauce


Papa a la Huancaína
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Papa a la Huancaína is dish of sliced potatoes covered in a spicy cheese sauce that is typically served cold, as a first course or luncheon dish. It's delicious made with yellow or white potatoes. If you prefer a spicier sauce, add an extra yellow chile pepper (aji amarillo).


  • 8 yellow or while potatoes
  • Huancaína sauce
  • Lettuce leaves
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • 8 large black olives, halved


  1. Heat a large pot of salted water to boiling and add the potatoes.

  2. Boil potatoes until tender when pierced with a fork.

  3. Drain water from potatoes and let cool.

  4. Slice potatoes and arrange on top of the lettuce leaves.

  5. Pour huancaína sauce over potatoes, and garnish with slices of hard-boiled egg and black olive halves.

Serves 4 to 6.

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