Olluco of Locro

Olluco of Locro Recipe

The Olluco of Locro is one of the most popular recipes prepared in Peru. This small tuber is also known as Melloco, Ulluco or Papa Lisa, being one of the main ingredients of Peruvian Gastronomy.

The Peruvian restaurants elaborate it in the country of origin as well as abroad, due to the great demand that exists, crowned as the Gastronomic pride of Peru. Also the Peruvian Gastronomy is considered one of the best in the world, being a good option to delight their exquisite flavors.

This folkloric dish or food has 2 essential ingredients from the country of origin, the Ulluco and yellow ají, few countries have the availability of having the Yellow Chili for the elaboration of Melloco of Locro. Do not worry, instead of using yellow ají you can use turmeric powder.

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If you want to know more:

  • Origin of the Olluco

  • Benefits of the Olluco

Preparation data:

  • Cuisine: Peruvian
  • Servings: 4 people
  • Total time: 60 minutes

Olluco of Locro Ingredients

  • ½ kg of Olluco
  • ¼ kg of pumpkin
  • 2 white potatoes
  • 1 diced onion
  • 250 mg of fresh cheese
  • 250 ml of peas
  • 400 mg of evaporated milk
  • 3 tablespoons ground yellow chili
  • 2 teaspoon ground garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 4 branches of culantro
  • Pepper and cumin
  • Salt to taste

Olluco of Locro Preparation

1ºP: In a saucepan, cook the Ollucos and pumpkin with water for 25 minutes. Do not flush the cooking water and crush the Ullucos in a separate container.

2ºP: In another pot add oil, ground garlic, onion, yellow pepper, pepper and cumin sauté for 5 minutes.

3ºP: Then add 4 cups of cooking water of, squash and crushed Ollucos, peas and salt to taste. Add diced potatoes and cook for 20 minutes.

4ºP: If the Mellocos of Locro is thickening, add a little more water. Chop the cheese into squares and the leaves of the cilantro into thin pieces.

5ºP: When finished add milk, cheese, coriander and put out the fire. It can be accompanied with a portion of rice.

6ºP: Serve and enjoy, Bon appetit! It can be accompanied by a delicious refreshment from Camu Camu.

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