Spicy Tuesday – Patatas Bravas or Angry Potatoes – Smoked Spanish Paprika
Happy Halloween from us – to YOU! Here’s an easy and spicy-good treat for ALL the trick-or-treaters in your family!
Don’t worry about having to buy the wide variety of spices used in this recipe – the seasoning mix is not only wonderful on potatoes – its also great on a piece of fish or chicken. (Make a double recipe and save some for cooking later in the week.) Plus, when you add the smoked paprika to the other spices, it power-packs the blend! The high Vitamin C content can help your body absorb the iron in the fish or chicken.
Smoked Paprika is one of our favorite spices. It’s got a great smoky aroma and meaty taste and is a super substitute for meat or pork. The paprika pepper is 6 times higher in Vitamin C than tomatoes! As an antibacterial agent and stimulant, paprika can help normalize blood pressure, improve circulation, and increase the production of saliva and stomach acids to aid digestion.
Patatas Bravas – Angry Potatoes with Smoked Spanish Paprika
2 LBs Fingerling Potatoes, either very small, or cut in half
2 LBs Sweet Potatoes, peeled and chopped into the same size as the potatoes
3 TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Recipe *Spanish Spice Rub
2 TB Chives and 2 TB Parsley, Chopped
Toss the potatoes in the olive oil and spice rub and spread out on an aluminum foil lined sheet pan. Place the spiced rubbed potatoes in a 400F oven and roast for 35 – 45 minutes, or until browned on the edges. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with chives and parsley to serve.
*Spanish Spice Rub
1 TB Coriander Seed
1 TB Cumin Seed
1 TB Fennel Seed
1 TB Mustard Seed
1 TB Dried Oregano
2 TB Smoked Paprika
1 TB Onion Powder
1 TB Garlic Powder
1 TB Sea Salt
½ TB Black Pepper
In a dry pan over medium heat, toast the first four ingredients until fragrant. Add to the rest of the spices and grind well in a spice grinder.