We finished up the last of the quiche, and as I mentioned last time, quiche and potatoes go together very well. Spicy Potatoes with Tomato Jalapeno Sauce. I made another spicy potato dish, that was similar, but different at the same time. This round of potatoes was more like a traditional patatas bravas than my last potato dish though. Patatas Bravas. I guess I was still in a Middle Eastern frame of mind, and was perusing through the same Middle Eastern cookbook when I decided upon this dish. When you think about it though, there are a lot of similarities between Middle Eastern foods and Spanish foods, since there are so many Middle Eastern influences all throughout Spain in general, particularly Southern Spain.
Spicy Middle Eastern Style Potatoes
1 lb potatoes, peeled
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced fine
1/4 onion, diced fine
1/4 red bell pepper, diced fine
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine
1 TBSP garlic
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
salt & pepper to taste
oil and butter for cooking
1 TBSP lemon juice
Par boil the potatoes for about 7 minutes, then drain and pat dry. Brown the potatoes in a hot skillet with a combination of butter and olive oil. Cook the potatoes for about 15-20 minutes, or until they are crispy and golden, making sure to turn them so they brown evenly.
When the potatoes are browned, add the rest of the ingredients, except for the cilantro and the lemon juice, and continue to cook until the peppers and onions are softened and translucent.
Cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, then add the lemon juice and continue to cook for about another 2 minutes, again, until the liquid as evaporated.
When everything is cooked add the cilantro and mix together thoroughly, then serve immediately. These are best when eaten hot.
These spicy potatoes are good anytime you want to eat them. They are perfect for both breakfast or dinner or whenever it tickles your fancy. They have just enough spice to wake up your taste buds but not to much to be over powering. You’re going to love them, this I promise.
Stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.