John Wayne's Peruvian Causa

Martha Price

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@Karenella

This recipe was demonstrated by John Wayne's widow, Pilar Wayne, on the now defunct show "Hour Magazine". It is a Peruvian dish, with layered mashed potatoes and other ingredients.

I have not yet tried it, but it sounds delicious and unique - I don't think I have ever seen anything quite like it!

I understand it can be made with various ingredients, but this is Pilar's version.

Pilar said this was John Wayne's favorite dish!

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Serves:

6 - 8

Prep:

30 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

can(s)
13 oz, light tuna or albacore chunk, water packed
1 large
red onion, coarsely chopped
mayonnaise
1/4 c
lemon juice
3 Tbsp
red wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
4 lb
russet potatoes
1/3 c
vegetable oil
2 Tbsp
lemon juice
1
head boston lettuce
2
hard-cooked eggs, sliced
1
avocado, sliced
24
black olives or green stuffed olives, sliced
chopped parsley, if desired

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Drain tuna, mix with onion and enough mayonnaise to hold together. Season with 1/4 cup lemon juice, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper. Refrigerate. This is your salad mixture.
2
Cook potatoes, whole in their skins, until soft. Peel and mash while still hot. Add salt to taste. Let cool.
3
Add vegetable oil and two tablespoons lemon juice to potatoes. Work like dough, with your hands. Divide potato mixture into two equal parts. Form first half into a layer and place on a round platter. Spread tuna mixture over layer and top with second half of potatoes. This should look like a cake, ready to be frosted.
4
Cover entire Causa with a thin layer of mayonnaise. Garnish all around with lettuce. Top with egg and avocado slices and black olives. Sprinkle with chopped parsley, if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Cuban