Poor Man’s Potatoes Recipe

Patatas a lo Pobre

This is a dish that is served all over Spain, sometimes as a tapa and sometimes as an accompaniment to fish or meat. Considering the simplicity of the recipe the result is incredibly tasty.

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Serves 4 people

  • 4 or 5 large potatoes
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 large green pepper, sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, sliced or crushed
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Poor Man's Potatoes Recipe | Patatas a lo Pobre Recipe

Cooking Method

Start by peeling the potatoes and cutting them into slices that are around 0.5cm thick.

Put about ½cm of olive oil into a large frying pan and heat over  a medium heat. Add the potatoes, onion, green pepper and garlic and once they start to fry reduce the heat so that they are frying very gently. Add about 1 teaspoon of salt and a little black pepper and stir well to make sure that all of the ingredients have been coated in the olive oil.

Make sure that the heat is low, put a lid on your frying pan and cook for about 15 minutes. Stir gently so as not to break the potatoes too much and check if the potatoes are soft. Taste and add more salt if required.

Turn the heat up a little so that the potatoes will brown slightly as they finish cooking and cook for another 10 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.

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