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Cooking Day 3

Hello again-

Today we went to the market and made two sauces both of which are served over boiled and sliced potatoes of your choice. Both sauces can also be garnished with a hard boiled egg

Papa a la Huancaina

Serves 5

1/2 Onion

5 Aji Amarillos (If you don’t have peppers but only the paste stuff. Ignore everything pepper related until the blender)

1/2 head of garlic

170 g of evaporated milk

135 g of soda crackers

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

Vegetable oil

2 kilos potatoes

100g Queso Fresco

 

Take your half an onion and cut it in half. Cut each quarter in 3rds

Wash and cut the ends off of aji amarillo and cut in half the long way. Scrape the guts and seeds with a spoon and cut into big chunks. Wash the chunks again.

Put the pepper and onion in a hot pan (no oil)

When the onion is golden brown toasted add the garlic (cut the half into 3rds). Mix

Once the veggies are nice and toasty add oil and mix

Add crushed crackers, salt, and pepper. Mix until peppers are semi blackened/ edges are black

Put the mix from the pan into the blender and add cheese and milk and blend

If it needs more liquid add water, if it needs to be creamier add oil.

 

Ocopa

1/2 onion

200 g of mixed herbs (oregano, huacaty, cilantro,prejil, hierba buena)

2 kilos potatoes

1 aji amarillo

100 g peanuts

100 g queso fresco

2 soda crackers

Vegetable oil

1/2 head of garlic

1 tsp salt

1/4 pepper

 

Take your half an onion and cut it in half. Cut each quarter in 3rds

Wash and cut the ends off of aji amarillo and cut in half the long way. Scrape the guts and seeds with a spoon and cut into big chunks. Wash the chunks again.

Put the pepper and onion in a hot pan (no oil)

When the onion is golden brown toasted add the garlic (cut the half into 3rds). Mix

Once the veggies are nice and toasty add oil and mix

Add herbs and mix until they’re wilted

Add peanuts, and cheese and mix until melty

Put 3 broken crackers into the blender and add mix from the pan. Add salt and pepper.

Again add water if it needs more liquid and oil to make it creamier.

If you don’t have the herbs you can use spinach and basil.