Cooking from a Portuguese perspective

Pan sautéed potatoes/Batatas passadas pela sertã

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A simple and delicious way of using left over boiled potatoes. “Passadas pela sertã” literally means passed through the frying pan. The olive oil, paprika and garlic lend the potatoes a deep and robust flavour as well as an irresistible crispy texture. This makes an excellent side dish for grilled meats.

Sauteed Potatoes

4 large boiled potatoes (peeled and chopped into small cubes)

3 cloves of garlic (roughly chopped)

1 tsp paprika (colorau)

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp finely chopped parsley

Fleur du sel 

1. Heat up the olive oil in a large frying pan then add the garlic, stir and cook for one minute.

2. Add the potatoes and keep the pan on a high heat, cook for 2-3 minutes, add the paprika, turn the potatoes with a spatula and cook for another 8-10 minutes turning/tossing sporadically (if you do it too often you’ll get mashed potatoes!). The oil should be absorbed by the potatoes and a crisp crust should form, maintaining the cubes intact.

3. Sprinkle the parsley and fleur du sel on top and serve immediately. 


Written by Pedro Rebelo

May 2, 2016 at 11:00 am

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  1. This looks delicious. Am living in the Algarve and loving growing and cooking such fresh food. Great blog.


    May 3, 2016 at 11:45 am

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