ISABEL COLONA Recipe

POTATOES WITH CREAMY CHEESE SAUCE

By ISABEL COLONA MAMACHINA


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.


Recipe Rating:
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Serves:
6 to 8
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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
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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
  • Comments

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    Annette W. greeneyez - Apr 10, 2012
    Isabel this sounds wonderful. Can you tell us what the yellow hot peppers are called specifically by chance? And how hot are you referring to because you say if you can't find them to replace with yellow bell but then add habanero which is very hot. Are the yellow peppers you speak of as hot as habaneros?
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    ISABEL COLONA MAMACHINA - Apr 10, 2012
    yellow peppers are not as hot as habanero, you can add a little piece of habanero to heat it a little bit and take out the sweetness of the bell pepper. Where do you live?? Because you can find it any market with a latino line of ingredients.
    GOOD LUCK!!!!THANKS FOR OUR INQUIRE...
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    Annette W. greeneyez - Apr 10, 2012
    I'm in Nebraska and we actually have a few Mexicana markets here as well as several grocery stores that carry tons of ethnic ingredients and produce. I'm guessing I can find them at one of those markets. I look forward to shopping for them and then trying this.
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    susan simons imbossmare - Apr 10, 2012
    Isabel I lived in Panama for awhile and can't find Name up here do you Know what this is? and if I can subsitute a white sweet potato for it? BTW Love latin American food I can't wait to try this one.
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    ISABEL COLONA MAMACHINA - Apr 11, 2012
    No, you cannot substitute name with a sweet potato, even though it is a starch, it compares more with yuca or cassave. Try a latin market they normally have it, sometimes frozen.