Roasted Andean Potatoes (Papa Criolla Asada)

 Papa Criolla Colombiana or Papita Criolla Asada

Papita Criolla Asada

Papas Criollas are absolutely delicious and in Colombia we cook them in many different ways. Although this recipe entails roasting papas, fried papas are a very popular street food that is sold in paper bags by street vendors. In the United States I buy these potatoes frozen. You can find Papas Criollas in the Latin aisle at the supermarket or online in



  • 2 pounds frozen papa criolla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  2. In a large bowl mix the olive oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Add the potatoes to the oil mixture and mix well until coated.
  4. Arrange the potatoes in a single layer in a baking sheet for about 40 minutes or until browned.
  5. Sprinkle with salt and serve
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      • Katie says


        Are you sure about the web site? When I tried it, I got an “empty” site. I am dying to find some papas criollas in Milwaukee,WI so that I can make ajiaco. I don’t think there is an appropriate substitute in that case. El Rey, our Mexican store, used to carry them in the frozen section, but they no longer do….

  1. says

    I miss the taste of really fresh papas criollas. They sell them in a jar at the supermarket but never fresh. Were these from a jar? If so, you did a great job at making them look fresh.

    My favorite way to have them is with hot dogs and quail eggs (Salchipapas) You should make some of these. I’m sure your readers would love to get that Colombian recipe. Especially for the kids… They’ll love them guaranteed!

    Danny H.

  2. Misha says

    I live in Colombia and love papa criolla because they are the closest in flavor to yukon gold potatoes, my absolute favorite variety available in the U.S. If you can’t find papa criolla, I’d suggest you try selecting the absolute smallest yukon gold potatoes you can find (the size of medium radishes) for a close substitute.

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