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Pancakes Huancaina - Spicy Cheese Savory Pancakes
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Pancakes Huancaina – Spicy Cheese Savory Pancakes for Bread Bakers

Pancakes Huancaina - Spicy Cheese Savory Pancakes for Bread Bakers are made with a classic sauce from Peruvian cuisine. Salsa Huancaina which is so easy to put together with queso fresco. Savory Pancakes for Breakfast!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Peruvian
Servings: 22


  • 1 cup chilled salsa huancaina
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup masa harina
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • a large pinch of salt
  • 2 3/4 cups milk
  • Garnish Ingredients:
  • chopped tomatoes
  • chopped avocados optional
  • crumbled queso fresco


  • In a large bowl, combine cold salsa huancaina and the egg. Whisk until well blended.
  • Add masa, flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add 1 cup of the milk and whisk until well blended.
  • Continue to add more milk as needed, until pancake consistency is achieved. SEE NOTE
  • Heat a skillet and spray with non stick spray or brush with a little butter.
  • Using a 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake, fry pancakes until golden brown on both sides, 2-3 minutes on each side.
  • Serve with more salsa huancaina drizzled on top.
  • Garnish with chopped tomatoes or avocado and crumbled queso fresco.


If your salsa huancaina is freshly made, you may need to use a little less milk as the salsa will be thinner than one that has been chilled in the refrigerator.
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