How to make Potata Pobres

The Potata Pobres or Poor Man’s Potatoes 

 Despite the name, these potatoes, which are simply sliced, sauteed and sprinkles with garlic and parsley, are a perfect accompaniment to any meal. 



  • 3 tbs. olive oil
  • 4 medium baking potatoes
  • 1 tb. minced parsley
  • Salt
  • 1 tb. garlic – minced



  1. Peel the potatoes and slice 1/8-inch thick.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. 
  3. When good and hot, reduce to medium high and arrange a single layer of potatoes in the pan. 
  4. Sprinkle with salt. 
  5. Turn the potatoes with a metal spatula to coat the potatoes all over with the oil. 
  6. Add another layer of potatoes and salt and turn to coat.  Repeat with the remining potatoes.
  7. Cover and cook over medium heat, turning once, until the potatoes are tender – about 20 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle with the garlic and parsley.
  9. Potata Pobres can now be served. 





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