potato

A listing of Travelvice Compendium posts with the keyword 'potato'

Camote Morado (Sweet Potato)

Camote Morado is one of several varieties of sweet potato in Peru, available year-round. Camote morado (morado means purple) is one of the most common types found in markets. Its name is often shorted when referenced to camote.

Causa Rellena

Causa Rellena is a layered dish that's made of potato and stuffed with any number of things; chicken is particularly common. The word causa referrers to the yellow potato (papa amarilla) used to encase the stuffing. The word rellena means stuffed or filled.

Olluquito

Olluquito is a dish made of meat and olluco, a potato-looking vegetable of the same family. Traditionally Olluquito is made with charqui—salt-dried/dehydrated llama meat.

Papa a la Huancaína (Huancayo-style Potatoes)

Papa a la Huancaína is a delicious potato-based dish with a creamy, spicy sauce. Typical food from a province in Peru called Huancayo, it's normally served atop a large leaf of lettuce, covered in sauce, and garnished with a half a hard-boiled egg and one black olive.

Yuca

Yuca is related to potatos and Peruvian olluco (olluquito), though much drier than their cousins. The skin of yuca is rough like the bark of a tree, and bleeds a white juice when punctured. Yuca contains a root in the center that must be removed before serving, and are most commonly prepared by boiling them (peeled) in water, and served with salt.