About:  Papas Arrugadas con Mojo picon

Wrinkled potatoes (papas arrungadas in Spanish) with Mojo sauce is probably the most famous dish of the Canary Islands.  They have been harvested there since the 1600’s when they were first brought back to Spain by the conquistadores.  To make the “papas” part of this dish, you only need two ingredients – small potatoes and coarse sea salt.

Best served with the traditional Canary Islands sauces called mojo picon or mojo cilantro as a side dish with fish or meat, or as a starter.

Keep an eye our on shop for mojo picon to make papas arrugadas at home!



Ingredients: 1 Kg. of small potatoes, 2 handfuls (1/4 Kg) of salt, 3 or 4 glasses of water.


1. Carefully wash the potatoes without peeling them but making sure that all the soil is removed from their jackets.

2. Place the potatoes in a pot along with the salt and add water until the potatoes are just covered completely

Once they are cooked, take out the water and place the pot with the potatoes again on to heat, moving them until they dry up (approximately two minutes).

3. Remove the pot from the heat and leave it to stand for several minutes wrapped in a cloth.

4. To end with, serve them on a tray and pour mojo  evenly on top.