Fried Potatoes (Patatas a lo pobre) Recipe from InterMarche Universel

Fried Potatoes (Patatas a lo pobre) Recipe

Cook Time: 25 minutes


Servings: 4


  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 tsp cumin seed
  • 10-15 black peppercorns
  • 1/4 tsp extra spicy paprika (pimentón picante)
  • 1/4 tsp smoked bittersweet paprika (pimentón agridulce)
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp Moscatel wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 100ml olive oil
  • 1 kg firm potatoes (not floury)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • handful flat parsley leaves, chopped


  1. Pound to a paste in a mortar and pestle the garlic and spices; add the vinegar a bit at a time, continuing to pound; mix the water and leave to stand.
  2. Peel and slice the potatoes - about 5 mm thick.
  3. Heat the oil In a very large frying pan and add the potatoes; sprinkle the potatoes with salt and turn, coating well with oil.
  4. Cook over a medium heat turning often until the potatoes are tender and start to brown.
  5. Add the spice and vinegar mixture and turn the potatoes to coat.
  6. Continue to cook for another few minutes, by which time the liquid will be absorbed.
  7. Sprinkle with parsley and serve hot.


Cumin seed

Black peppercorns


Red wine vinegar



Flat-leaf parsley

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