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“Once the highland indians had learned the art of cheese making from the Spanish, they began sprucing up their boiled potatoes with creamy cheese sauces. Potatoes with Hot Sauce is a peppery version created by Bolivian Indians. Recipe comes from Classic International Recipes. I suggest you take a test bite of the chili pepper you are using to judge how much chili pepper you want in your sauce. I've found there is quite a variety of "heat intensity" that varies even among the same variety of pepper. I like mine spicy, so sometimes I increase the chili pepper, or even add a little cayenne.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Potatoes:
  2. In a covered saucepan, cook the potatoes in a small amount of boiling salted water for 20 to 25 minutes or until tender. Transfer to a serving bowl; keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile, separate the egg yolk from the white. Chop the yolk and white separately. Set both aside.
  4. Sauce:
  5. In a saucepan, cook the onion and chili pepper in hot oil till tender but not brown.
  6. Stir in the flour and salt. Cook and stir for 1 minute.
  7. Add the evaporated milk all at once; cook and stir till thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 minute more.
  8. Add egg yolk, cheese, and lemon juice, stirring till the cheese is melted. Pour hot sauce over the potatoes.
  9. Garnish with hard-cooked egg white, peanuts, and olives, if desired.

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