Poor Mans Potatoes - Patatas a
Spanish Tapas recipe for Poor Mans Potatoes (Patatas
a lo Pobre) comes from Chef Ewa of Finca
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for Poor Mans Potatoes
3 Spanish onions, thinly sliced
5 garlic cloves, thickly sliced
1 kg potatoes, peeled and cut into large cubes
3 green peppers, seeded and roughly chopped
4 bay leaves
to make Poor Mans Potatoes
5 tablespoons of oil in a large sauté pan or a wok,
when hot add the onions, lower the heat and cook the
onions slowly stirring from time to time.
the onions turn soft and slightly brown add the garlic,
pepper and bay leaves and cook for 15 minutes.
the potatoes, salt and the remaining oil.
everything simmer gently for another 20 minutes or
until potatoes are soft.
the excess oil (reserve it for another time e.g. making
tortilla) and serve.