Potatoes with Cheese Sauce (Papas a la Huancaína)

Potatoes with Cheese Sauce (Papas a la Huancaína)
Photo by Marcus Nilsson


  • lime wedges (preferably Key lime)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon onion
  • chopped pitted black Peruvian or Kalamata olives
  • ¼ pound queso fresco or feta, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • + 2 more ingredients
    • 2 pounds medium potatoes such as purple Peruvian or Yukon Gold
    • 1 tablespoon bottled ají amarillo or ají mirasol paste (sometimes labeled "crema")

Cover potatoes with water in a medium pot and season well with salt, then briskly simmer, covered, until just cooked through, about 20 minutes. Drain and cool, then peel. Meanwhile, mince and mash garlic to a paste with a pinch of salt, then blend with remaining ingredients in a blender until ver...

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