Thursday, February 24, 2011

Papa a la Huancaina (Peruvian cheese sauce)

1/4 cup oil
1 clove garlic
1-2 yellow Peruvian chilies deseeded- available in Latino stores (may use habanero or serrano chilies though the flavor will be slightly different) or Aji amarillo paste (2 TBSP)
3/4 lb Mexican cheese called Cotija or ranchero queso fresco (sold at Costco)
1/2 cup warm milk
the juice from half a lemon

4 boiled potatoes
1 hard boiled egg
lettuce for garnish (opt)

Wash yellow chilies and remove seeds. Put oil, garlic, chilies, cheese and milk into blender. Blend well. If too thick add more milk. If too liquidy add more cheese. After well blended, squeeze in lemon while blender continues to blend sauce. Enjoy cheese sauce over boiled potatoes topped with 1/4 of a slice of a boiled egg. May garnish with lettuce.

This meal goes great with Tallarines Verdes.

Recipe by Lucia

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