If you’re a fan of Peruvian food, you’re going to love the latest record broken by Universidad San Ignacio Loyola S.A. and Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco.

After extensive planning and coordination of organizers, both universities managed to create the world’s Largest Causa in Cusco, Peru.

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Causa is a traditional dish of the region, typically served as an appetizer and made with potatoes, egg, shrimp, and avocado.

After 12 hours of uninterrupted work, the final amount recorded amounted to 590.65 kg (1,302.16 lb), beating the minimum by more than 100 kg.

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The record-breaking causa was also stuffed with carrots, peas, beans and garnished with chopped pepper, slices of olives and parsley - the base containing a balanced mixture of yellow potatoes and cornmeal, from the rural community of Occopata, Cusco.

The final dish was assembled and presented on a stainless steel tray five metres long by 1.5 metres wide.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Universidad San Ignacio Loyola has broken a record for creating massive food.

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In 2015, they broke the record for the Largest serving of quinoa, and followed up by making the Largest serving of rocotos rellenos and Largest olive salad in 2016 and 2017 respectively.

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"We are truly proud to have achieved this record for Cusco and for Peru. With this activity we seek to promote the consumption of Peruvian potatoes on all continents, a food rich in energy, with multiple nutritional properties and diverse uses," - Raúl Diez Canseco Terry, founder president of USIL.

Following the attempt, the record-breaking dish was served up to event attendees and was totally consumed within a few hours.

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We’ll see which big food feat the university decides to tackle next year.

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