Spanish Potatoes to melt a man’s heart!

Another delicious Spanish recipe which has been slightly adapted by our friend’s Moroccan housekeeper, Nagat. I am always being asked to cook this for the hungry men in my family and my girls love it too if they are not on a carb-free week!

Spanish Potatoes

Ingredients: serves 4
6 large potatoes, medium sliced (soak them in water for about 20 minutes to get rid of the starch and then drain and pat dry with a kitchen towel)
1 red pepper & 1 yellow pepper, roughly chopped or cut into thick strips (should use green pepper as is more authentic but I think red and yellow taste better)
2 garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped (more if you like garlic)
1 large onion, roughly chopped
1⁄2 litre olive oil
2 tspns paprika

How to prepare:
Heat the olive oil in a large, deep frying pan (I use a non stick wok).

Add the potatoes and some salt and fry on a high heat for 5 minutes, turning the potatoes in the oil, and then turn the heat down very low.

Cover the pan and continue gently frying the potatoes for 10 minutes.

Add the peppers, garlic, onion and paprika and give everything a good stir. Cover the pan again and leave to fry gently for another 10 minutes. Check from time to time to make sure that it’s not sticking too much to the bottom of the pan.

At the end of 10 minutes look to see whether the potatoes are cooked and taste for salt, add some more if necessary. The potatoes need to be soft but with some of them a bit crispier to add to the flavour. If the potatoes are not fully cooked, put the lid back on and leave on the heat for another 5 minutes or so.

Remove the vegetables from the oil with a slotted spoon and serve.

If you want to add eggs, drain the oil from the pan, leaving the veggies and turn the heat up a little higher. Add one beaten egg per person and cook, stirring, until eggs are cooked to your taste.