Potatoes Smothered w/ Egg Sauce (Cariucho)

This is a delicious Ecuadorian side dish that can be served with any meat, poultry, and game that you please. The tender potato is smothered with this bright, egg-y, thick sauce that everyone would love! An easy-going recipe that won’t stress you one bit.

Makes for 4 Servings


  • 4 Big Russet, Idaho, or Red Potatoes.
  • 1 Scallion, chopped to 1 inch pieces.
  • 1 Tbsp, Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Tsp Achiote Seeds, If you don’t have this on hand it’s fine, you can live without it. These seeds just give the sauce color.
  • 1 Cup Scallions, chopped small (minced)
  • 1 Tbsp All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro, chopped small (minced)
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 4 Hard-Boiled Eggs, roughly chopped
  • 1 Jalapeno with or without seeds (your choice), chopped small (minced)
  • 2 Strips Bacon, cubed and cooked until crisped


Start off by cooking the potatoes with the skin on, 1 Tbsp of salt, and the 1 scallion that was chopped. Cook potatoes until tender then turn heat off to keep it warm. While cooking potatoes you can start working on the sauce.

Melt the butter in a pan/sauce pot with the achiote to extract the color. Once the butter is yellowish/orange remove the achiote seeds with a spoon.

Saute the scallions for 2-3 minutes, then add in the flour and cilantro and saute for 1 minute.

Add in the milk and season with salt and pepper, cook for 1 minute. Then add in the heavy cream and cook until the sauce thickens.

Once sauce is thickened, stir in the chopped hard-boiled eggs and jalapeno.

Once ready to start plating, using a glove, peel the skin off the cooked potatoes and add them onto your serving platter. Smother on the egg sauce and garnish with bacon. Enjoy!!


About Sherlly

I love food.
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2 Responses to Potatoes Smothered w/ Egg Sauce (Cariucho)

  1. Faith says:

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving that sweet comment! Your food is fantastic, I’ve had so much fun looking through your old posts…I’ve already bookmarked 4 recipes I want to make! This one looks delicious, I love that creamy sauce!

  2. hungrysofia says:

    So happy I saw this before my weekend brunch! Looks amazing!

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