Papa Huamantanga - Juito Rojo

Papa Huamantanga - Juito RojoPapa Huamantanga - Juito Rojo
Typical Peruvian Potato

Papa Huamantanga - Juito Rojo
Papa Huamantanga - Juito Rojo

For most the Papa Huamantanga, also known as Juito Rojo is the star of the potatoes. Cultivated mostly in the Peruvian Andes in the regions of Huancavelica, Ayacucho, Junin, Apurimac, Cerro de Pasco, Huanuco, Ancash, Cusco and Lima at an altitude between 3700 m and 4700 m above sea level, today it has found its way to all good sorted mercados and supermarkets in Lima.

The flesh of the Papa Huamantanga has the color of a Papa Blanca (white potato) but the texture of a Papa Amarilla (yellow potato). It's best for cream colored mashed potatoes, eaten vapored (12 to 15 minutes is enough) or fried to French fries and is often used in typical stews of the Peruvian highlands.

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