I understand there’s a BIG GAME coming up. Are you hosting a party or participating in a Game Day Potluck? Not to worry, the Sunday Supper movement has you covered with lots of game day eats. When Rick and I entertain a crowd we like to serve patatas pobres. They’re kind of like Spanish homestyle potatoes. They’re simple to prepare, loaded with flavor and taste great with a variety of meats, especially grilled meats, like sausages.
If you’ve never had these, you and your guests are in for a treat. It’s country food; plainly cooked and seasoned with salt, pepper and the smoky paprika so commonly used in Spanish cooking. Look for pimentón de la Vera for authentic flavor. In the old days patatas pobres would be cooked in a steel pot over an open fire. If the cook was fortunate enough to have a little chorizo or other meat handy, she might chop it up and add it. If she had an egg or two to fry, she’d serve them over top and enjoy a real feast!
To make patatas pobres for a crowd work in batches and keep the potatoes warm in a large chafing dish or something of similar size. An aluminum lasagna or roasting pan works well. Once they’re served, they’ll keep their flavor and quality for a while, even as they cool.
When making your shopping list you’ll want to plan for one fist sized potato for each person. Add a couple extra if you’re feeding big eaters. For every four people use one whole onion and one whole red or green pepper plus one or two cloves of garlic. It’s best to prep all the vegetables before beginning, keeping everything separate. Fry the potatoes first since they’ll take the longest, then add the onions, peppers and garlic. If you’d like, chop up some Spanish style chorizo or other cured sausage like kielbasa and add them with the onions to heat through. Keep the first batch warm in the oven while cooking up the next batch. Except for the occasional stir, you won’t need to fuss with them much which will free you up to prepare other game day offerings.
- 8 medium potatoes, sliced into thin rounds
- 2 bell peppers, any color, seeded and cut into strips
- 2 medium onions, any color, peeled and cut into petals
- 2 - 4 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
- olive or vegetable oil for frying
- salt, pepper, smoky paprika to taste
- chopped parsley for garnish
- Cover the bottom of a large dutch oven or heavy skillet with a half inch of oil. When hot, add the potatoes, stirring to cover in the oil. Moderate the heat so the potatoes don't cook too quickly.
- Cook for 8 minutes or so, giving a stir once in awhile. Add the peppers, onions and garlic, stir to mix. Season with the salt, pepper and smoky paprika.
- Continue to cook until the peppers and onions have softened and the potatoes are cooked through and have taken on a nice color, about 5 minutes more. It's okay if some are crispier than others.
- Garnish with chopped parsley before serving.
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What are your favorite foods for a BIG GAME celebration?
Appetizers and Sides
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- Avocado Egg Rolls by My Imperfect Kitchen
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- Cajun Okra Fries by Food Lust People Love
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- Healthy Guacamole Recipe by Real Food Real Deals
- Hogs in a blanket by Cooking on the Ranch
- Hot Pork Roll and Cheese Dip by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
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- S’more Poutine by Desserts Required
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- Plus Big Game Party Recipes plus Sausage and Peppers Over Cheesy Grits by Sunday Supper Movement
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