When you first come over the hill into Tacna from Arequipa, you’ll think you’re arriving at Black Rock City, the temporary home of Nevada’s annual Burning Man festival. But don’t be misled by Tacna sprawling mass across an otherwise lifeless desert. Peru’s southernmost city lies just a stone’s throw from the Pacific, and just a few more minutes south in the backseat of a 2007 Chevy Impala lies an almost perfect stretch of sandy surf beach perfect for a weekend getaway (or a quick border hop).
Causa is typically a favorite Peruvian dish among tourists and locals alike. With a golden yellow potato base, what’s not to love? Most restaurants in and around Cusco serve up their own version of causa, and all focus intensely on presentation. The causa is always served up in careful layers, as a sushi style, and extremely photo-worthy.
This recipe is for all you lazy chefs, those who want all of the flavor and deliciousness of a traditional Peruvian causa at about 50% the effort!
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