Papas a la Huancaina (Cheese & Potato Salad)
Papa a la Huancaina is a cold entree, a key dish of Criollan food (the food from Lima) and one of the most beloved. It is basically cooked potatoes served with a cream made with cheese and aji."This is just great tasting. I can't stop eating it warm or cold, the sauce is incredible. Smooth and rich with a intoxicating creamy heat that just doesn't stop. The onions on top are the perfect counterpart to cool and add a sense of crispness to this dish. OMG I need to ask the girlfriend to make it again, Soonish.." - ThePuck
Yield: 6 Servings Ready in 35 minutes
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|1 smallonion; Thinly sliced/ringed|
|3 tablespoonslemon juice|
|1/8 teaspoonground red pepper|
|1 1/2 poundsnew potatoes|
|6 ouncesCream Cheese; softnd/in 1/2" cubes|
|1/2 cuphalf and half|
|2 smallSerrano Peppers; seeded and chopped|
|1/4 teaspoonGround Turmeric|
|1 cupBibb Lettuce; leaves|
|12 Greek olives|
|3 Eggs; hard-boiled; peeled and cut into fourths|
Papas a la Huancaina (Cheese & Potato Salad) Preparation
Mix onion, lemon juice, 1/2 tsp. salt and the red pepper; cover and reserve.
Heat 1" salted water (1 tsp. salt to 1 cup water) to boiling. Add potatoes. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and cook till tender, 20 to 25 minutes; drain and cool. Pare potatoes; cut into fourths. Heat cream cheese, half and half, chilies, 1/4 tsp. salt and the turmeric over low heat, stirring frequently, till mixture is smooth, 10 to 12 minutes. Arrange potatoes on lettuce leaves. Spoon cheese mixture over potatoes. Drain onion; arrange on cheese and potatoes.
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