Ajiaco de papas ~ Peruvian Cheesy Potatoes

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Maria Collins

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@StacisMom25

This is one of my favorite Peruvian side dishes. I wish I could say that my grandma gave me the recipe because she did make this quite often during my childhood in Peru, but I found it online long ago, and modified it to match the memory I had of my grandma's potatoes. It's very easy and fairly quick yet the flavor is outstanding. Perfect side dish with a hearty steak or roasted chicken.

p.s. Aji paste can be found in Latin American markets.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

  • 3 lb
    new potatoes
  • 3 clove
    garlic ~ finely chopped
  • 1 medium
    yellow onion ~ finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp
    aji paste or 3 medium serrano peppers finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 c
    half & half
  • 3/4 lb
    queso fresco or feta cheese cubed
  • 3 medium
    hard boiled eggs ~ coarsely chopped
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Ajiaco de papas ~ Peruvian Cheesy Potatoes

Step-by-Step

  1. Peel the potatoes and boil in lightly salted water. When done, drain well and cube.
  2. Saute garlic, onion, and aji paste or chiles in oil until the onion is slightly golden.
  3. To the sautéed onions, add potatoes and milk, and stir carefully so as not to mash the potatoes.
  4. Add the cheese and eggs to the potatoes, and cook just enough to heat through and serve. Garnish with a bit of chopped fresh parsley if desired. Enjoy!!

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About Ajiaco de papas ~ Peruvian Cheesy Potatoes

Course/Dish: Potatoes



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