Huancaina sauce is a classic Peruvian dish.  There are many was to prepare this, my favorite dish from Peru.  Aji is the famous pepper of the country.  It comes fresh or in a paste.  It can be found at Latin stores or online.

Papas a la Huancaina---Peruvian potatoes

Papas a la Huancaina—Peruvian potatoes

4 medium boiled potatoes, cooled
4 hard boiled eggs,  half for sauce and half for decoration
pitted olives
1 round Queso Fresco or mild white farmer’s cheese
2 cloves garlic
Aji paste to taste
salt and pepper to taste

Boil potatoes in salted water, let cool and arrange on a serving platter.  In a blender, make the sauce.  Add 2 hard boiled eggs, cheese, garlic, Aji, salt and pepper and blend with enough milk to form the consistency of a heavy cream.  Pour over the potatoes and decorate with the olives and the sliced eggs.  Serve chilled.

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