Papa rellena

We are by no means experts when it comes to cooking typical Peruvian food, or comida criolla, but yesterday our papa rellenas actually came out looking good.

Homemade papa rellena

Homemade papa rellena

Papa rellenas are typical Peruvian food, served often at the local restaurants that offer daily specials known as “Menu”.

So how do you make papa rellena? Again, I’m no expert, but basically you make mashed potatos and roll them around some ground beef and vegetables like peas, carrots, peppers – all cooked and cut into small pieces, of course. Then you fry the rolled potato in a pan to make it crispy brown on the outside, yummie!!

Don’t try frying them in a deep fryer, just take my word for it 🙂

5 thoughts on “Papa rellena

  1. hello, I´ve been reading your website…very interesting. And thought I´d add to your papa relleno recipe that before you shallow fry dip the ´balls´ into egg that has been beaten before.

  2. That’s pretty much the extent of my cooking skills: everything’s an experiment! I’m sure if you look up how to make these correctly, you’ll have no trouble cooking up your own papa rellenas soon.

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