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Patatas a lo pobre recipe
12 August 2009 @ 18:42

"Patatas a lo pobre" literally means "poor man's potatoes".  It is a traditional Andalusian peasant dish and is really easy to make.  It consists of potatoes, green peppers and onion, fried in lots of olive oil.  It doesn't look the most amazing, but it tastes great.


4 large potatoes, thinly sliced
1 onion, roughly chopped
1 green pepper roughly chopped
½ litre olive oil
salt to season


-Slice the potatoes thinly and leave in water for 15-20 minutes to help get rid of the starch.

-Heat the olive oil in a large, deep frying pan and then add the potatoes and season with salt. 

-Fry the potatoes on a high heat for 5 minutes, making sure to turn the potatoes over. 

-Turn the heat right down and put a lid on the pan.  Then gently fry the potatoes for around 10 minutes. 

-Roughly chop the green pepper and onions and then add to the pan, give everything a good stir and then gently fry for 10 minutes.  Be careful not to let anything burn or stick to the pan.

-The potatoes should now be soft with some of them a bit crispier than others. If the potatoes are not cooked, pop the lid back on and cook for a further 5 to 10 minutes. Add more salt to season if necessary and serve.

Serves 1-2 people





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Sandra said:
12 August 2009 @ 21:32

I can smell them from here!!!!!!!!!!!!!

shopaholick said:
17 July 2011 @ 13:34

Looks a lovely easy recipe - just about to try it!!!!!!!!!!

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