Causa rellena, the best Peruvian traditional potato starter
Whether you are looking for the perfect way to start your meal or if you love potatoes, this sumptuous traditional Peruvian starter that combines some of the flavors of the Andes is the choice for you.
First of all, let me introduce you to what is one of the best traditional potato starters in Peru: causa rellena.
This is definitely one of the most well-known dishes from Peruvian gastronomy. Hence, you will find this traditional savory Peruvian (layered potato dish) in most restaurants in Peru.
What are the ingredients for causa rellena
This appetizer´s ingredients are potatoes, lime juice, aji amarillo, avocado, chicken or tuna salad, hard-boiled eggs and pitted black olives.
Causa rellena is commonly served as a starter or a side dish, In addition, it is garnished with hard-boiled eggs and pitted black olives.
Furthermore, you can add lettuce leaves to garnish and give it an even nice taste.
Therefore, I personally like the texture it has. As a result of the combination of potato and avocado, together with hard-boiled eggs, you get a flavourful rich taste. In addition, to being easy to find it is a delicious combination of flavors from the highlands.
In conclusion, whenever you find yourself in a Peruvian restaurant in the world or if you are in Peru, remember to add causa rellena to your list of traditional food to taste.
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