This 20 minute dish is basically a Spanish stew of potatoes, pepper, onion, tomatoes, olives and paprika. It is a satisfying meal, with the lovely smokey flavour of the paprika, and you can top it with feta, fresh herbs and chilli if you fancy (even if feta is a Greek cheese)! The recipe is a simplified version of the one in the Mumsnet Top Bananas! cookbook, which is a brilliant family cookbook. They recommend having it on it’s own or with grilled fish or chicken.
Spanish potatoes (serves 4)
400g any potatoes, chopped small
1 red onion, sliced
1 pepper (any colour), chopped small
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 heaped tsp paprika
400g tin chopped tomatoes
1 vegetable stock cube
75g pitted black or green olives
Optional – feta cheese for crumbling on top
Optional – fresh herbs for scattering on top e.g. parsley/coriander
Optional – fresh chilli or chilli flakes
Firstly, boil the potatoes in water until tender, for about 7-8 minutes. Meanwhile heat the oil in a frying pan and add the onion and pepper. After about 7-8 minutes add the (drained) potatoes. Add the garlic and paprika and stir well for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and crumble in the stock cube, then add the olives. Mix well, simmer for a few minutes then serve, with feta, fresh herbs and chilli on top if you like. Also goes great with fish or chicken.