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Traditional Papa a la Huancaina

Papa a la Huancaina

A Peruvian appetizer of boiled potatoes in a cheesy pepper sauce.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Peruvian
Servings 5 people
Calories 420 kcal


  • 1 large pot
  • 1 blender
  • 1 small pot


The Sauce

  • 8 oz gouda cheese
  • 1 cup aji amarillo paste if mild, if spicy, use half that
  • ½ cup evaporated milk
  • salt

The Rest

  • 6 golden potatoes
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup black olives sliced
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley for garnish
  • 1 tsp hot sauce drizzled
  • salt
  • pepper


The Sauce

  • Pour the evaporated milk into the blender. Cube the cheese into smaller chunks. Add several at a time. Blend them until they combine with the milk. Repeat until you run out of cheese. Can add more milk if blender is not working well.
  • Add the aji amarillo paste. Blend until thoroughly combined. Taste and add salt if desired.

The Rest

  • Cut your potatoes into slices. Boil them (or deep fry them) for 12 minutes, or until you can stick a fork through them easily.
  • While potatoes boil, hard boil 3 eggs. Boil a small pot of water, add eggs, boil for 7 minutes.
  • Shell the eggs, cut into slices or quarters, depending on preference.
  • Chop parsley finely. Chop green onion. Take potatoes out of water and plate them. Use 2 plates if there is too much.
  • Pour the sauce over the top. Drizzle hot sauce over the sauce if desired. Sprinkle olives, green onion, and parsley on top. Dress the plate with eggs around the perimeter. Add salt and pepper if desired.


Calories: 420kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 23gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 157mgSodium: 594mgPotassium: 1227mgFiber: 6gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 642IUVitamin C: 34mgCalcium: 478mgIron: 8mg
Keyword aji amarillo, cheese, eggs, olives, papa a la huancaina, papas fritas, peru, peruvian food, potatoes, spicy
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