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Papas a la Huancaina, Poutine Style image

The traditional Peruvian Papas a la Huancaina, potatoes in cheese and chili sauce is made extraordinary with a little help from the French Canadians who brought you Poutine, the delicious French fries with cheese curds and light gravy. I adore the flavors of Papas a la Huancaina and a good poutine so this is what I came up with,...

Provided by Brenda Washnock

Categories     Other Appetizers

Time 50m

Number Of Ingredients 8

8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
5 oz evaporated milk
3 Tbsp aji paste (it's a pepper paste, i have to purchase it through amazon and it's worth it)
2-4 servings of cooked french fries
6-8 oz mixed cheddar cheese curds
2 medium eggs, poached
cherry tomatoes, halved
scallios, diced, greens only


  • 1. Combine the cream cheese, evaporated milk and aji past in a blender until smooth and set aside, this is the huancaina sauce. Huancaina is a spicy creamy sauce in everyday cuisine in parts of Peru, most times salt and crackers are added to the sauce but to use on poutine I prefer it this way.
  • 2. Divide the french fries into 2 - 8 ounce cast iron skillets for individual or shared servings, top with the cheese curds and place into an oven at 350 for 5 minutes to melt the cheese.
  • 3. Remove from the oven and immediately ladle 3/4 cup of the huancaina sauce (this is at room temperature - do not heat) on each batch of potatoes top with a poached egg and garnish with cherry tomatoes and scallions.

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