Papas Chorreadas

"A great side of potatoes, excellent with grilled or roasted meat or seafood. A Colombian favorite."
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  • 6 medium red potatoes, scrubbed but not peeled
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium white onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 14 lb queso blanco, crumbled
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper


  • Boil the whole potatoes in lightly salted water for about twenty minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a skillet over medium high heat and saute the onion and tomato, stirring often, for about 15 minutes or until the onion is very soft.
  • Season with paprika and pepper.
  • Remove from heat; add cheese, stir well.
  • Halve the potatoes and serve with the onion/cheese sauce.

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  1. Chef enano
    Follow recipe and add some cumin to bring the colombian true flavor of this sauce.
  2. Sydney Mike
    We really enjoy this potato dish, in part, I realize, because I like my potatoes unpeeled! Did cut the recipe in half & used 2 roma tomatoes & about 2/3 of the onion! Don't think I've every worked with queso blanco, & thought it added a nice, subtle taste to this dish! [Made & reviewed while touring South & Central America on Zaar's World Tour 4]
  3. LilKiwiChicken
    This was a different way to serve potatoes, I used my own queso blanco so it was really fresh. I think next time I might add some herbs or spices to this, I did use smoked paprika but the taste wasn't as full on flavoursome as I thought it would be (but don't get me wrong, this is still a lovely recipe). Thanks Kate, made for ZWT4
  4. Random Rachel
    This tasted great, but looked a little funny since the cheese clumped back together after I removed the sauce from the heat. It may have been because I used mozzarella as a substitute. Next time I'll try it with the right cheese.
  5. -Sheri-
    These were delicious!


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