Salt-Crusted Potatoes (Papa Salada) with Gose Ají (Colombian-Style Tomato and Onion Salsa)

Salt-Crusted Potatoes (Papa Salada) is a traditional Colombian side dish and is a typical accompaniment to grilled meats or served alone with ají. Ají is a spicy sauce that often contains tomatoes, cilantro, chili, onions, and water. This ají is definitely from Radd Cooking with the Pop-Gose-the-Weasel Gose from Draught Works. The resulting salsa is fresh with a hint of citrus.

Salt-Crusted Potatoes with Gose Ají (Colombian-Style Tomato and Onion Salsa)

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. small new potatoes, rinsed
  • ½ cup kosher salt
    For Gose Ají
  • ½ cup gose style beer, Pop-Gose-the-Weasel from Draughtworks in this case
  • 8 oz. grape tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • 4 green onions, finely sliced
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 serrano chili, finely chopped
  • Kosher salt

Instructions

    For the Salt-Crusted Potatoes
  1. Add kosher salt to a pot with quart of water and stir to dissolve
  2. Place potatoes in the salt water
  3. Bring to a boil over high heat
  4. Cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid has completely evaporated and potatoes are covered in a coating of salt (around in hour)
  5. Remove from heat and let potatoes rest for 5 minutes in pan
  6. Toss
  7. Serve with gose ají
    For the Gose Ají
  1. Combine tomatoes, green onions, cilantro, and chili in a bowl
  2. Season generously with salt and let sit 2 minutes until salt dissolves
  3. Add gose and stir to combine

Gold and purple potatoes into the salted water
Gold and purple potatoes into the salted water
Great green onions
Great green onions
Fresh veggies are brilliant
Fresh veggies are brilliant
Fresh cilantro
Fresh cilantro
Salted and mixed - now it's ají
Salted and mixed – now it’s ají
Reducing the water down
Reducing the water down
Salt-Crusted Potatoes served with ají
Salt-Crusted Potatoes served with ají

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