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Paprika potatoes: the recipe for a tasty spicy side dish

Total time: 10 min prep/ 40 min bake
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist

Paprika potatoes are a tasty and spicy side dish, ideal to serve as an alternative to classic baked potatoes for Sunday lunch with the family or a dinner with guests. Crispy on the outside and soft at the centre, they are perfect to bring to the table as an accompaniment to a sumptuous festive roast, grilled fish, soft cheese or another favorite dish.

For optimal success, it will be important to choose new or yellow-fleshed potatoes, with firm and little floury pulp, possibly coming from organic farming: in this way you can consume them with the whole skin without incurring any health risk. Once washed, dried and cut into segments, all you have to do is season them in a bowl with a pinch of salt, whole garlic, a spoonful of sweet paprika and a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, then arrange them in a baking dish and finally place them in a preheated oven at 180°C until they are golden and fragrant.

To ensure that the potatoes are well browned on all sides, in addition to cutting them into regular slices, we suggest that you remove them from the oven after the first 20 minutes, mix them carefully with a wooden ladle and then continue cooking for the time indicated in the recipe. To taste, for a more intense flavor, you can use spicy or smoked paprika, or you can replace it with other spices of your liking, such as turmeric, curry, saffron powder or freshly ground pepper.

How to prepare paprika potatoes

medium potatoes
800 g
e.v. olive oil
4 tbsp
1 garlic clove
1 tbsp

Wash the potatoes under running water and dry them with a clean cotton towel

Divide the potatoes in half

Cut each half obliquely into 3-4 parts, with the help of a smooth-bladed knife, so as to obtain many regular segments.

Collect the potato wedges in a large bowl

Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and add salt.

Add the garlic with all the peel

Add some sweet Paprika.

Mix well with a spoon.

Transfer the potatoes to a baking dish suitable for cooking in the oven and bake at 180°C for about 40 minutes.

After the first twenty minutes, remove the potatoes from the oven and mix carefully with a ladle, to ensure uniform cooking; then place back in the oven for the remaining time.

Once ready, take the paprika potatoes out of the oven

Distribute the paprika potatoes on a serving plate, bring to the table and serve.

How to store paprika potatoes

Paprika potatoes should be eaten hot and fresh. Alternatively, they can be stored in the fridge, in an airtight container, for a maximum of 1-2 days.

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