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4 Peruvian Potato Dishes

The History Of Potatoes In Peru

Peru is home to the largest variety of native potatoes in the world. The Peruvian potato is so special the country holds festivals in its honor. In a place where the potato is so celebrated, it only makes sense it is home to some of the most delicious potato recipes.

Papa a la Huancaina

Huancaina is a spicy cheese sauce that gets its kick from the aji amarillo, a Peruvian yellow pepper. The sauce is poured over boiled potatoes and hardboiled eggs, bringing this simple hearty dish to life.

Causa Rellena

Causa is a layered potato dish that includes a filling between two slices of boiled potato. The fillings vary and can be anything from avocado to smoked trout. The dish is traditionally garnished with hardboiled eggs and olives.

Peruvian Food: Causa


This dish is very common among street vendors in Peru. It consists of sliced beef sausages and French fries and is topped with a sauce. To keep it simple, the sauce can be any regular condiment, such as ketchup or mustard, but for a little spice add in amarillo paste. This dish is quick and guaranteed to please just about anyone.

Lomo Saltado

Fried potatoes are mixed with marinated sirloin, roma tomatoes and rice, drizzled with soy sauce and garnished with chopped parsley. The blend of soy sauce and rice, native to China, and potatoes, a Peruvian native, is a notable example of how Peruvian food tends to include a multicultural element.

If you are looking for an authentic Peruvian restaurant experience, La Costanera Restaurant offers a fresh take on traditional Peruvian cuisine. Their experienced chefs use fresh, unique ingredients from Peru that are guaranteed to bring you the best fusion dining experience possible.

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