Pan sautéed potatoes/Batatas passadas pela sertã
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.
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.