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Potatoes a la Huancayna

To what? We tell you a traditional recipe from Peru, which conquered the hearts of the Cordoba people. Potatoes a la Huancayna, a delicacy almost Cordoba.


People come to Córdoba from Peru, Bolivia, Chile and all over the world. In this multiculturalcontext, Cordobes take advantage of and make a selection of the richest recipes that conquer our hearts.In this case it is about the potatoes a la Huancayna , a traditional dish of Peru, which became popular in the neighborhoods of Cordoba .

This recipe is approached by the group Cuentos en Boca, which decided to tour the neighborhoods of Córdoba and collect the most delicious recipes. This delicacy comes from a neighborhood that is on the way to Capilla de los Remedios.There, the communities keep their cooking secrets as a treasure . We share them.

The original recipe for huancaynas or huancaine potatoes is cooked in a saucepan on hot stones.However , the adaptation “to the Cordoba”, which takes place in the cities, is a little simpler.


  • 100 grams of creamy cheese
  • A cup of milk
  • Five or six “soda cookies”, which in Argentina are known as water cookies)
  • A well of oil.
  • Salt and pepper
  • The indispensable potatoes
  • A chili pepper (it is a kind of hot pepper that can be replaced by ordinary pepper according to the preference of the diners) *

*For the preparation it is important to note that the chili pepper must be pre-boiled and free of seeds.If you use peppers, they can be yellow, green or red .

Step by step

First things first, the sauce:

  1. For the sauce from potatoes we need a minipimer or blender. Cheese, milk and peppers or chili peppers must be placed in a bowl. Process until a sauce is formed.
  2. Add to the initial mixture, one by one, the water cookies to make the preparation thicker. And tastier!
  3. gradually add the oil, while still beating. The process is very similar to that of homemade mayonnaise, you need to add the oil in the form of a thread. The preparation should be at a midpoint: not very liquid, not very thick.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste. Keep an eye on the pepper, that the chili pepper already adds its spicy.
  5. Save the sauce, until the potatoes are ready.

Extra tip: If you want, you can add nuts or onions to the sauce. They give it a special touch .

Step by step for potatoes:

  1. Wash and peel the potatoes. Potatoescan also be left unpeeled, just make sure that they are well washed. It all depends on the preferences of the guests.
  2. Give them a boil and, when they are a little soft but not passed, remove them from the heat and cut them into slices.
  3. When ready, pour the cold sauce over the potatoes
  4. If you are good to eat, you can accompany the preparation with boiled eggs. A delight!

Aesthetic tip: If you have guests, put lettuce on the plate and pour the potatoes on top. It's super quarrier!

This recipe has its origin in the city of Huancayo, Peru.That's why his name . However, in Córdoba we appropriated this kind of delicious mayonnaise and added it to the daily menu. Also, in the bars are found as “papas bravas” or other denominations. Can be used as a starter or as a main course.Also as a side dish to a good meat or a roast .

For a thousand recipes

The sauce for this super special recipe is also used in other dishes. It can accompany other meals, as it is a kind of mayonnaise. It goes with noodles, rice, egg or choclo. Send this sauce to whatever you like: I assure you it will look good.

We suggest you continue reading the following notes:

TortillaOmelette of potatoes “A la Española”
Meatballs to the disk with potatoes

Publication Date: 03/07/2020

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