Yucas Fritas a la Huancaina


  • Servings- 5-6
  • Prep time- 45 minutes


  • 1 or 2 large yuccas
  • vegetable oil
  • salt

Ingredients for Salsa Huancaina:

  • 7 yellow chili peppers (prepare peppers by deseeding and deveining).
  • Oil
  • 1 small onion (prepare the onion by chopping)
  • 10.5 ounces of either ricotta or feta cheese
  • 2/3 cup of milk
  • 1 clove of garlic (prepare the garlic by mincing it)

Preparation for Yucca:

  • Wash and peel the Yuca. Split each yucca into 2 or 3 pieces. Cook the pieces of yucca in boiling water. You want to cook the yucca until they are soft. Once they are soft drain the yucca and let it cool.
  • Cut the yucca into pieces that are 1.5 to 5cm.
  • Heat oil in a pan and once the oil is hot fry the yucca until it is browned. Season the yucca with salt and pepper.

Preparation for Salsa Huancaina:

  • Place chopped Peruvian aji amarillo in a blender and blend it with the milk.
  • On a skillet heat one tablespoon of oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, place the chopped onions on the skillet and cook them until they are tender.
  • Add the garlic to the skillet and mix the onions and garlic together.
  • Place the onion and garlic into the blender along with the diced cheese. Continue to blend.
  • Add oil slowly until the ingredients in the blender turn into a creamy sauce.