By kenk on August 18, 1999
Photo by Arichka
Photo by Arichka
""Tapas, The Little Dishes of Spain" By Penelope Cases Alfred A. Knopf 1986 This book contains more than 200 recipes for tapas. The word "tapa" in Spanish means top or cover( there are other meanings) Spain has many bars one for every 120 persons. They are usually small and run by families. Coffee, water, soft drinks and liquor. They serve food also. They have the time and ingredients for these small dishes. In the early days tapas were served on small dishes placed as a cover over drinks. The tapas were small and sometimes they were free or sold for a small price. Today the dishes are larger and expensive. (4) recipes of the most commonly found tapas all over Spain"
Serving Size: 1 (118 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"So simple and so tasty. I served this with steak and salad for a delicious quick and easy meal, thanks for sharing."
"Good recipe, but you forgot one of the main ingredients to a true papas alioli recipe... the Spanish sherry! "
"One of the best tapas during my tapas party. Simple to make,big garlic flavor for all garlic lovers out there !"
"Delicious! I used red potatoes and homemade mayonnaise (made with lemon juice and high quality safflower oil). Also, I increased the amount of parsley by 1 tbsp. Highly recommended!"
"Tastes good, but nothing much to rave about. Pretty easy recipe. Also, I have tried this with both parsley and cilantro, and I think the cilantro gives it a better taste."
"I love garlic, so I added another clove. Garlic lovers unite!"
"A great recipe. When I was in Spain, we ate this all the time at our favorite bar. The owner's secret was to use a bay leaf in the potatoes while you are boiling them. It adds just a little background flavor."
"I was about to post this when I saw you'd beaten me to it! ;) We really enjoyed this. It had a great flavor and texture. She recommends using homemade mayonnaise; she also recommends using Spanish ingredients when available. Great with a glass of red wine or sangria! Also makes a nice side dish--a refreshing change from American-style potato salad."
"Wow these potatoes are fantastic! So easy to prepare and a great side dish for the summer. I will definitely make these again!"
"Really wonderful side dish. Went together fast. Will definitely make again!"
"Yummy....this was absolutely wonderful. Prepared like FoodExplorer. as I have a heavy hand with potatoes, and didn't want them to mush up. However, I did not bake them in the oven. I microwaved them a few minutes to precook a tad before I sliced them. The sauce was brilliant. Thnx for posting kenk."
"MMMMM we loved this recipe!"
"I'm sure mine didn't turn out the way intended, as I cut the potatoes into smaller pieces (since I don't like large bites of potato). Then, on top of doing that, I left them in the water after boiling, until I was ready for them, (I knew all along what the result might be, based on the things I was doing lol). I considered posting my result on here as a new recipe, but realized that really, it's still the same recipe, with a slight variation, so others can choose which way they're in the mood for, each time they make it. What happened was that as I was mixing everything together, yes, go figure, the potatoes started falling apart. So, I ended up with something between mashed potatoes & potato salad, only far more garlicky, but very good. Oh, & I did add a tad of dried dill, sweet basil & white pepper. My son had wanted hamburgers, but I didn't want to serve the typical chips, or fries or macaroni & cheese with them, so when I found this recipe I thought it would be a nice fit, a little less plain. I also served it with my Caribbean Coleslaw recipe (#290325) which was nice & light which helped balance out the garlic flavor. For desert I served my Rocky Road Chocolate Mousse (#286486) which was nice, because it was cool & light, & we could each choose how much we wanted, I only had a little because by that time I was very full (duh). Anyway, thanks for a great recipe that was simple and apparently infallible lol!"
"Very Good and simple! I read the comments and had to say out loud DA!!! When I read Chef#649331's comment. Chef#649331 FRIED instead of boiling like the recipe instructs, then, he/she only gave 3 stars because they were greasy! Once again DA!!! kenk, thanks for the recipe!"
"Thanks for easy and good recipe! I used the recommended lemon juice to thin out the mayo. It had a nice garlic flavor and made a great addition to the potluck I took it to."
"I really liked this. Instead of boiling the potatoes, I fried them. It was faster this way. They ended up tasting cheesy. I would have never imagines they would taste this good. The reason I'm only giving it a 3 instead of a 4 or 5 is because they were very greasy."
"Outstanding!! What a delicious dipping sauce. We even enjoyed dipping our carrots and cucumber (fresh from the garden) in the aioli. The entire family enjoyed. Thanks Kenk!!"
"Mmm this was wonderful. We roasted the potatoes but made the aioli as directed, adding a little bit of lemon juice to low-fat mayonnaise. The flavour was awesome. I was going to halve the recipe because there are only 2 of us but since there was only 1/2 cup left in the jar I used it all. I'm glad I did, I can't wait to use it again!"
"Wonderful! I used roasted garlic and added some citrus (lime juice) as suggested. I made enough for four--they were sorry I didn't make more..."
"We loved how this tasted. We are on Weight Watchers and used low calorie mayo and it still came out excellent. Thanks so much for this recipe!!"