Patatas a lo Pobre

Slow-Cooked Potatoes with Onion and Capsicum


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By Frank Camorra and Richard Cornish

Published 2007

  • About

It is said that patatas a lo pobre take as long to cook as the time it takes for a farm wife to put the pot on the stove and walk the kilometre or so to the fields to tell the men that dinner is ready and then walk back. Based on peasant cooking, patatas a lo pobre — poor men’s potatoes — has a rich flavour with the earthiness of the potatoes, freshened with the capsicums and the fruitiness of olive oil. It is very rustic and filling so you don’t need to serve much. The key to this dish is to make sure all the ingredients are roughly the same size when they go into the pot so everything cooks evenly.