Patatas Aioli

Cooking awesome Spanish food doesn’t necessarily mean high expenses in form of exotic ingredients, the potato is much overlooked. My last post entries focused on pasta, and the family is grown tired with it, so in the next few posts I am going to focus my food ventures on potatoes, It allows for cooking while keeping an eye on the budget, without sacrificing flavor or variety

First dish is “Patatas Aioli” which is fried potatoes in a garlic mayonnaise. I am not going to explain how to make mayonnaise in this blog. You can use factory made mayonnaise instead, but it is a poor solution.

This recipe is for 2-3 people, make plenty, I promise you, these potatoes disappeared almost instantaneously, they’re that good.

  • 1 Pound small Potatoes I prefer red, but white potatoes will do.
  • Some Olive Oil, salt and Ground Black Pepper
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic very finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons of homemade Mayonnaise, “buy” mayonnaise might do, but it’s fake and not as good J
  • Lemon Juice and Dijon Mustard

Clean the uncooked the potatoes and Cut in half or quarters and pour them into a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, the 1 teaspoon of salt and ½ a teaspoon of pepper and mix it well. Preheat the oven to 220c, put your potatoes in a single layer on a piece of wax paper. Let the potatoes fry in the oven for 40 minutes, remember to flip them twice. When they are all nice golden brown you are ready for next step. Take the potatoes out of the oven and allow them to cool. Now for the dressing, in a bowl mix ½ teaspoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, the finely chopped garlic, 4 tablespoons of homemade mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and another tablespoon of Dijon mustard. Mix and pour over the cooled potatoes.

I like to dress the up with some freshly torn Parmigiano-Reggiano before serving.

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