Sunday, 11 May 2014

Madhouse recipe : Peruvian Potato & Smoked Sausage Stew

In March, my Peruvian-themed Kitchen Trotter box contained a bag of dehydrated potato, which I used in their suggested recipe, the delicious Carapulcra, made with chicken and yellow chili paste. I almost used the other half of the pack to make carapulcra again, but I decided to come up with my own recipe, which was voted even tastier than the original. I have no doubt that you don't have Peruvian dehydrated potato in your cupboard, but this would also work with sautéed potatoes, making it a great way of using up leftover boiled potatoes.

Peruvian Potato & Smoked Sausage Stew

ingredients :

1/2 pack Peruvian Dehydrated Potato (soaked in water for 1 hour) or sautéed potatoes
6 mushrooms, quartered
2 large onions, roughly chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
250g smoked sausage or chorizo, sliced
seasoning : onion salt, smoked paprika, American BBQ seasoning, garlic pepper, oregano
(optional) 1 tbsp chilli paste

Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pan. Stir fry the onions, garlic and sausage/chorizo for 7 minutes, then add the mushrooms and continue stirfrying for 5 minutes. Add the seasoning (feel free to modify it to suit your tastes or what you have in the cupboard) and, if using, the chilli paste.

If using dehydrated potatoes, add the potatoes and enough water to cover them, reduce the heat, put a lid on the pan and leave to simmer for 1 hour until all of the water is absorbed. If using sautéed potatoes, add them to the pot and, if it seems a bit dry, add 1/2 tin chopped tomatoes or 1 cup chicken stock. 

We went for a mild dish because the kids were eating it too, but if you really want the Peruvian influence, feel free to add extra chilli paste !

Other blogposts you may be interested in :

Moroccan recipe : Briouates Stuffed with Spinach & Meat

Madhouse recipe : Spanish Chicken Calzone


  1. I've never used dehydrated potatoes before but this looks yummy - really hungry now!

  2. Pam Francis Gregory11 May 2014 at 18:17

    Looks interesting!

  3. Looks lovely! Love anything smoked though I pay for it the next day with my Crohn's disease!

  4. Looks great. Would Smash do, instead of Peruvian dehydrated potato?

    1. No, this creates chunks of firm potato, not mash. Sautéed potatoes would be the next best thing :)

  5. That looks absolutely delicious ! Will be trying this in the near future x