Tunisian Potato & Olive Salad

Total Time
15 mins
20 mins

Posting for ZWT 2006 this is an appetizer or cold side dish. Sounds nicely spiced and very interesting. I would think the spices in this could be played with a little bit.

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  1. Place the potatoes in a pot with water to cover; add 1 teaspoon salt and the sugar.
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat then reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
  3. Drain the potatoes, return them to the pan and shake in the dry pan for a few minutes, until thoroughly dry.
  4. Cut the potatoes into thick slices, several per potato, or into quarters.
  5. Place in a bowl and toss with the cumin, paprika, cayenne, garlic and olives.
  6. Dress with the olive oil, lemon juice and salt; refrigerate until ready to serve, or serve at room temperature.