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Original Peruvian Recipe of Mashed Yellow/Andean Potatoes!

Updated: Sep 29, 2023

Mashed potatoes are a meal that anyone, of any age or size, will always love. In addition, it is an almost perfect companion for the vast majority of all meals. In Peru, Colombia and other South American countries there are many varieties of potatoes, for that reason, Peruvian cuisine usually includes potatoes a lot in its dishes. The species of potato that stands out the most is the yellow potato.

If you are wondering what to do with Andean Yellow Potatoes or "Creole" potatoes, you are in the perfect place.

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Making a puree with yellow potatoes is super easy, it isn't any complicated, but since there is a different touch in each place, today we will teach you how to prepare this puree as the native Peruvians would do.


  • 1 Spoon of Butter

  • 100gr of Milk Cream

  • 1 Spoon of Olive Oil

  • Salt and Pepper

  • 1kg of Andean Yellow Potatos


1. Peel the Yellow Potatos and cook them for 20 minutes until they are soft, transfer them to a container and press them until they become puree.

2. Add the butter, the milk cream, the tablespoon of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Decorate with a few branches of coriander when serving.

3. If you like a gratin, spray a refractory with olive oil spray, and place the purée, spread Parmesan cheese on top and take it to the oven for 10 minutes at 200 ºC.

4. When you notice that it is golden on top, remove it from the oven and serve it hot.

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This purée is delicious with any companion, but since we are talking about Peruvian cuisine, we recommend that you consume it with a grilled chicken or a delicious fried chicken.

Don't forget that you can also complete your Peruvian dishes with the best Rocoto Sauces in NZ checking out our Peruvian Products Collection.

If the puree is too thick, you can add a little more milk or boiling water. You can also add butter to your liking.

Additional Note:

So that the mashed yellow potatoes do not remain with any type of lumps, get a strainer with large metal holes to crush it, the lumps will remain in the strainer and your puree will have an incredible consistency.

Hope you enjoy this recipe and don't forget to share your creations with us through Instagram as @latinofoods and Facebook as @LatinoFoodsNZ.

Thanks for Reading! :D

Latino Foods Team.

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