If I have to choose a flavour to define Spain, Pimenton will be one of them.
This time with potatoes. A poor people recipe, when potatoes were superfood.
Now, Patatas Revolconas or Meneas are a popular tapa. Salamanca is the place to try them.
- 4 Potatoes.
- 3 Garlic cloves.
- 4 slices Pancetta.
- 1 Bay leaf.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Peel and cut in 4 the potatoes. Put them in a pot and add enough water to cover them. Add the garlics and Bay leaf. Bring to boil at low heat. Stir occasionally. Cook until the potatoes break. Stir with a wooden spoon until potatoes become a mash.
Cut the pancetta in stripes. Slice the garlic. In a pan, with a bit of olive oil, fry untin golden and crispy. Remove from the heat and add 1 table spoon of Pimenton. Mix well.
Add all the olive oil from the pan to the mash. Mix well. Season.
Serve on a bowl with crispy pancetta on top and sprinkle some Pimenton…