Patatas a lo Pobre
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 40 mins
“Poor man’s potatoes” in Spanish; a feast in your kitchen. New season potatoes fried with peppers, smoked paprika, garlic and topped off with an organic egg.
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500 kcal
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Ingredients you'll need
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  • A 500g bag of new potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • A handful of flat leaf parsley, leaves only
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 eggs
From your kitchen
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
You'll need
  • Bowl
  • Colander
  • A frying pan or wok with a lid
  • Heatproof dish
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Scrub the new potatoes. Roughly chop them into bite-size chunks. Pop in a bowl of cold water and leave to soak for 10 mins.

  • 2.

    Peel and finely chop the onion. Halve the peppers. Scoop out the seeds, stem and white bits. Chop the peppers. Peel and grate or crush the garlic.

  • 3.

    Drain the potatoes. Warm 1 tbsp olive oil in a deep frying pan or wok over a medium heat. Add the potatoes. Fry over a medium heat for 10-15 mins till they go a nice golden colour.Stir every so often.

  • 4.

    Add the onion, peppers and garlic to the pan. Measure out 1 tsp smoked paprika and add that. Season. Pop on a lid. Turn the heat down. Cook for 15-20 mins till the veg are soft. Stir now and then.

  • 5.

    Pick the leaves off the parsley. Finely chop the leaves. Stir the parsley into the potatoes. Measure out 1 tbsp red wine vinegar. Add that to the pan. Taste and adjust the seasoning.

  • 6.

    Take the potatoes off the heat. Pop them in a dish and keep warm in a low oven. Warm 1 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat.

  • 7.

    Crack in the eggs (or cook one at a time). Pop on a lid. Cook for 3-5 mins till the yolks are set to your liking. Serve the potatoes topped with a fried egg.

  • Tip

    You say potato, we say paprika
    Smoked paprika is a perfect match to nutty new potatoes. Add a pinch to a pan of cooked potatoes with a chunk of butter and toss them all together.

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