Poor Man's Cajun Potatoes. The first time we tried papas a lo pobre, which translates into "poor man's potatoes," it was part of a menu del día with a strip steak and a fried egg. Needless to say, it was quite a filling plate. Years later we've perfected our recipe for papas a lo pobre and it's one of the go to side dishes typical in Malaga (although you can find it throughout Spain.) Rather than cook my poor man's potatoes in a cup of oil, I simmered them in a quarter cup of vegetable stock, tossed in a selection of Mediterranean fruits and sprinkled them with paprika.
Now, in modern Spain, this recipe is popping up everywhere. In medium casserole dish place potatoes. On top of potatoes, place onion slices. You can cook Poor Man's Cajun Potatoes using 4 ingredients and 8 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Poor Man's Cajun Potatoes
- You need 4 of Red Potatoes.
- It’s 3-4 of Hot dogs.
- You need of Old Bay seasoning.
- It’s of Water.
Pour in chicken broth making sure it covers everything in casserole dish. Patatas a lo Pobre, Poor Man's Potatoes, is a traditional Spanish dish that can be found on many a tapas menu. Originating in medieval Spain, the dish is made up of inexpensive ingredients – potatoes, onions and peppers – making it affordable for the poorer masses. With only five ingredients, this meal comes together beautifully and in no time at all.
Poor Man's Cajun Potatoes instructions
- Wash then cut potatoes into 1 inch chunks..
- Place the potatoes in a standard (3-4 quart) pot, and fill with water until just covered..
- Add Old Bay seasoning until liquid is thoroughly saturated..
- Bring to a boil, and cook until potatoes are fork tender..
- Dice hot dogs into small pieces, and add to a heated sautee pan..
- Once the hot dogs have good color, add potatoes to pan with little or no liquid, and continue to sautee.
- Once potatoes begin taking on color, add half of your cooking liquid to the pan..
- Cook until reduced by half or completely absorbed..
Savor the zesty flavors of steak, potatoes, carrots and onions in this Poor Man's Steak and Vegetables dinner dish. Add the green pepper, garlic and onion and give everything a good stir. This recipe is not light or healthy at all, but it's one of my favorite Spanish recipes and it's vegan (yay!). One of my viewers asked if I would show how I make Poor Man's Potato Soup. I had another viewer ask if I would do a tour of my kitchen decor.