Papa seca is the main ingredient in the famous dish Carapulcra. This sturdy meal is beloved by many Peruvians, and is made with pork. The side dish for this is called Sopa Seca… 'dry soup'!
Drying potatoes in this way has been done in the Andes since ancient times and they lend a unique texture to the dishes. The potatoes are first cooked in boiling water, drained, peeled, and cut in medium dices or thin sticks. Then these pieces are sun-dried until they lose all their moisture and look like small crystals. However at Viva Peru you can buy it ready to go – which is much more convenient!
Net weight 400g
Best before 31/1/17