Papas a la Huancaina, Poutine Style

Brenda Washnock


The traditional Peruvian Papas a la Huancaina, potatoes in cheese and chili sauce is made extraordinary with a little help from the French Canadians who brought you Poutine, the delicious French fries with cheese curds and light gravy. I adore the flavors of Papas a la Huancaina and a good poutine so this is what I came up with, it's very easy and I hope you give it a try.


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20 Min
30 Min


  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 5 oz
    evaporated milk
  • 3 Tbsp
    aji paste (it's a pepper paste, i have to purchase it through amazon and it's worth it)
  • 2-4
    servings of cooked french fries
  • 6-8 oz
    mixed cheddar cheese curds
  • 2 medium
    eggs, poached
  • ·
    cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ·
    scallios, diced, greens only

How to Make Papas a la Huancaina, Poutine Style


  1. Combine the cream cheese, evaporated milk and aji past in a blender until smooth and set aside, this is the huancaina sauce. Huancaina is a spicy creamy sauce in everyday cuisine in parts of Peru, most times salt and crackers are added to the sauce but to use on poutine I prefer it this way.
  2. Divide the french fries into 2 - 8 ounce cast iron skillets for individual or shared servings, top with the cheese curds and place into an oven at 350 for 5 minutes to melt the cheese.
  3. Remove from the oven and immediately ladle 3/4 cup of the huancaina sauce (this is at room temperature - do not heat) on each batch of potatoes top with a poached egg and garnish with cherry tomatoes and scallions.

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About Papas a la Huancaina, Poutine Style

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Canadian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Wheat Free
Collection: Tastes of the World
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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