Cooking Peruvian

Ingredients for Causa

For Serves 6-8.
  • - Juice of 4 lemons
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • - Salt, pepper and ground chili
  • 3 1/2 lbs. potatoes
  • - Shrimp tails (optional)
  • 10 black olives
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, quartered
  • - Fresh cheese, cubed

Preparation of Causa

1. Put the lemon juice and the chopped onion in a bowl to marinate; season with salt, pepper and ground chili.

2. Boil the potatoes with their skin. When cooked, peel and mash with a fork. Add the lemon juice and onion. To keep the mixture smooth add the oil gradually. Adjust seasoning if necessary.

3. Put the mixture in a mold. To serve unmold and garnish with shrimp tails, olives, hard-boiled eggs and cubes of fresh cheese.

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