Tuesday, 12 October 2010

"Patatas Barbaras" Gora Potatoes

This is a simple and delicious recipe that my mum created when she had a Tapas Bar beside a river in my town.

 You need:
  • 4 big potatoes,"agria" are the best.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • White Wine Vinegar (Approx. half a glass)
  • One Chilli
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Tbspoon of Cumin 
  • Salt to taste
Peel the potatoes and cut them into cubes.
Heat the Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a medium frying pan to approx.180ºC. 
Deep fry the potatoes, turn them as needed until they are cooked.
Then, place them in a sauce pan, set aside.
Now put the oil from the frying pan in a jar (you can use this oil next time) but not all of it. We need some of it (approx. one cm deep) to make the sauce for the potatoes.
Leave the oil in the frying pan to cold.
In the meantime mash the garlic, Chilli and cumin in a mortar (you can use a blender if you like).
Make sure the oil is cold and add the vinegar, 1 glass of water,and the mix.
Bring to boil and salt to taste.
Add this sauce to the saucepan with the potatoes, mix a bit and bring to boiled for 5 minutes, covered.
Now you just need to wait for a couple of hours until the potatoes absorb the sauce.
A comer!