Patatas a lo Pobre (Poor Man's Potatoes)

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"A simple recipe from the Andalusian region of Spain. This version is considered to be very authentic to people who have traveled to or live in the region. Often served with a poached egg or thin slices of ham."

Original is 4-6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (401.5 g)
  • Calories 254.3
  • Total Fat - 7.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 49.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 44.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 8.3 g
  • Sugars - 7.3 g
  • Protein - 5.2 g
  • Calcium - 47.6 mg
  • Iron - 1.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 82.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Wash and peel potatoes and cut into thin slices.

Step 2

Chop onions, green peppers, and garlic.

Step 3

In a large skillet add olive oil and cook the potatoes over low heat until they begin to soften. Keep moving the potatoes carefully so they don't fry.

Step 4

When potatoes begin to soften, add the green peppers, onions and garlic.

Step 5

Continue cooking until the potatoes, peppers and onions are all very soft.

Step 6

Drain the excess olive oil, if necessary.

Step 7

Add salt and pepper to taste.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


5 stars all day my friend. What a great recipe. It was easy to make and was so worth the extra effort. So much flavor and great textures. Really happy I tried this very tasty dish. I garnished it with a fresh duck egg. It put it over the top. Thanks for sharing your lovely recipe.


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(10 May 2021)

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