Andean Potato and Cheese Soup

45-minutes to 1 hour Before Cheesy Goodness!

Spanish name: Locro de Papa

Preparation time: 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Servings: 4 to 6

Andean Soup
Andean Potato and Cheese Soup


Oil or butter — 1/4 cup
Onion, minced — 1/2 cup
Garlic, minced — 3 to 4 cloves
Optional: 2 aji amarillo (yellow chili peppers) to give soup more color and make it spicier
Andean potatoes, peeled and diced — 1 1/2 to 2 pounds
Water or stock — 4 cups
Milk — 1 cup
Salt and pepper — to taste
Queso fresco or mozzarella cheese, shredded — 1 cup
2 fresh avocados
Toasted small korn kernels

Preparation Method:

Heat the oil or butter over medium flame in a large pot. Add the onion, garlic and chopped chilis. Simmer until the onion is translucent.
Stir in the potatoes, water or stock, milk, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until potatoes are falling apart, 30-45 minutes.
Mash the potatoes up with the back of a spoon to thicken the soup, leaving it a little chunky. Stir.
Remove the soup from heat and stir in the cheese.
Add the avocado slices to the soup.
Serve immediately with toasted kernels on the side.

We hope you enjoy one of our favorite soup dishes served on the famous Grace yacht.  Let us know what you think!

For more of our Ecuadorian soup recipes served on Galapagos cruises —-> Soups in Ecuador


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