Miraflores Cooking Class: Causa

We got started right away on the first dish, Causa. Causa is a potato dish that usually has meat or vegetables in it. Ours would be made with chicken.

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We picked up the recipe at the potato ricer step. Despite having cooked for 30 minutes, these potatoes were still pretty hard. I had to press pretty hard to get the potatoes through.

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We prepped the rest of the ingredients, and then out came the metal rings. We put down a layer of the potato mixture, being careful not to make it too thick. This was followed by one layer of avocado.

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Then another layer of potato (also not too thick), followed by a layer of the chicken-mayonnaise mixture.

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Finally, I put the rest of the potato on top, and promptly got yelled at for using too much potato. I scraped some off the top and removed the metal thing, resulting in this:

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We then decorated with a little bit of orange pepper, parsley, and sauce. Because I had a lot of leftover potato, I made a snowman. Hey, Christmas was only a couple months away.

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Each person decorated theirs differently so we’d be able to find them later. We set them aside, and started work on the cebiche.

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