Patatas a Lo Pobre - Potatoes With Onion and Parsley - Spain

"This recipe is submitted for play in ZWT8 - Spain. It was found at Easy Spanish This dish is an easy to make classic Spanish potato recipe, roughly translated, this means "poor man's potatoes." It is commonly served as a tapas or as a side dish with meat and fish."
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  • Cut the potatoes into rough slices about 1/8 to 1/4" in width.
  • Heat the oil over medium-high heat and add the onions and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes over medium heat.
  • Now add the potatoes and cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes stirring occasionally until the potatoes are done.
  • Be careful not to cook on very high heat as this will brown the potatoes and it is also important not to overcook the potatoes as they will be soft and mushy.
  • When done, remove from the heat and strain off the extra oil.
  • Put into a bowl and toss with the parsley, add salt and pepper to your taste and enjoy!

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  1. JackieOhNo!
    Some of the simplest recipes are some of the best, and this is one of them. Since I was using Red Bliss potatoes, I did not peel them. I heated the oil and added just the onions, then added the potatoes with the garlic. When I lowered the heat, I also put a lid over the pan, which helped to cook the potatoes. After 20 minutes, they were perfect and I didn't have to strain off any extra oil. This made an excellent side dish and will be made often, especially since it is so easy to make! Made for ZWT8.
  2. Debbwl
    Perfect side that is so easy. My mother made these for years cooking on high so that both the onions and potatoes were always very brown, so I headed the warring of step 4 being careful not to cook on high heat using a true medium heat. Also fallowed the tip of another reviewer adding the potatoes and garlic at the same time and then covering for 20 minutes which was perfect as the potatoes were tender but not mushy. Thank for the great post.
    Great pan-fried potatoes! Made as written and they came out perfectly. Sprinkled with salt and pepper and served with recipe#482589 482589. Made for 123Hits.
  4. Elaniemay
    This was super easy and tasted great! It was a hit with the whole family. The only change was that I used dried parsley. Made for ZWT8
  5. DailyInspiration
    Sooo delicious! Made these potatoes to go with my breakfast of eggs, maple-baked bacon and some sliced home-grown tomatoes. I felt like I was in a 5-star restaurant and I'm giving myself and you a big tip for this delicious recipe. : ) Will be making these wonderful potatoes again.


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