Cookbook:Causa Rellena con Pollo (Peruvian Layered Potato and Chicken)

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Causa Rellena con Pollo (Peruvian Layered Potato and Chicken)
CategoryPotato recipes
Servings6 or more
Time1 hour

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Cuisine of Peru


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  1. Cook and peel potatoes. Allow to cool, then mash.
  2. In a bowl combine the chicken, mayonnaise, onion, salt, and pepper.
  3. Line a deep dish with plastic wrap, or place a molding cylinder on a plate.
  4. Add the mashed potatoes to form a bed about 1 cm tall at the bottom.
  5. Add a second layer of 1 cm of the chicken mixture evenly over the potato.
  6. Top the chicken mixture with a final layer of potato, forming a sandwich of chicken inside two layers of potato.
  7. Unmold or remove the cylinder.
  8. Garnish with lettuce and mayonnaise.
  9. Cut the hard boiled eggs in discs and place on top. Add black olives, if desired.
  10. This dish can be served slightly cold.

Notes, tips, and variations

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  • Mashed potatoes can be prepared with a mix of olive oil and butter and adding one tablespoon of lemon juice. You can compensate lemon with salt. Don't add milk.
  • You can replace the chicken with a can of tuna mixed with mayonnaise and fine chopped onion. Serve this variation fresh only.