POTATOES WITH CREAMY CHEESE SAUCE


ISABEL COLONA Recipe

By ISABEL COLONA MAMACHINA


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I was born in Peru and this dish is served as an entree or appetizer, can be made ahead, very nutritious,easy and has a very colorful presentation.
Peru has a variety of more or less 1,300 different potatoes. Made with yellow hot peppers, it is a versatile sauce that goes with many flavors. Serve it as a dipping sauce for bite-size boiled or sliced potatoes.
If you don't find the yellow hot pepper,use yellow bell pepper, turmeric and add some habanero pepper but be careful with the heat.
Serve it and surprise your family.

Ingredients

4 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1/2 c
chopped onions
3-4
yellow hot peppers or 1 yellow bell pepper
2
chopped garlic cloves
2 c
fetta cheese
3/4 c
evaporated milk
1 tsp
ground turmeric
1 dash(es)
cummin
salt and pepper
lettuce leaves, hard boil egg, olives and chopped parsley to garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

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Preparation:

Cook potatoes in salty water until fork tender, drain and peel. Once warm cut in one inch slices and reserve.

1.Remove seeds from yellow chile peppers and chop onion into 1 inch pieces.


2.Sauté onion, garlic, and chile peppers (or paste) and turmeric in the oil until onion is softened, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.

3.Place onion/chile mixture in a food processor or blender. Add evaporated milk and blend.
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4.Add cheese and blend until smooth. Sauce should be fairly thick. If necessary thicken sauce with some saltines or thin sauce with milk.

5.Season with salt and pepper to taste.

6.On plate put a lettuce leave and top with sliced potatoes (3 pieces) Pour cream over potatoes and decorate with 1/2 hard boil egg and a black olive and chopped parsley on top. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Other Tag: Quick & Easy


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12 Comments

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Brenda Downey BJD
May 20, 2012
Thank you Isabel!
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ISABEL COLONA MAMACHINA
May 20, 2012
Never expected such many and nice comments on my recipe. Sorry that I forgot to list the potatoes. Steamed fingers potatoes and this cream are also very good at cocktail parties.If you ever visit Florida, there are almost 6o peruvian restaurants, don't forget to try one. You won't regret it.
Promise will post some other peruvian recipes. Have a good week.
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Brenda Downey BJD
May 20, 2012
The potatoes reminded me of our Idaho potatoes..very soft and delicious...cut into 1-2 inch rounded sections, with the sauce poured directly over it, and the hard boiled eggs cut into two and sitting on each side of the potato. I could also see yuca, but the (Idaho) potato was so delicious with it.