We are going to learn how to cook a delicious and very simple spoon dish, a rich and inexpensive widow potato stew , ideal for those winter days when these dishes are most craved. This very traditional recipe consists of a stew of potatoes alone, this being the reason why they are called “widows”, although it lends itself to variations, so it is possible to add ingredients such as meat, fish or vegetables.
Likewise, you can make water or broth to give it an extra touch of flavor. This dish is valid as a single dish or as a starter to accompany meat dishes, especially. You can also accompany this dish with assorted vegetables as a stew. In any case, do not hesitate to continue reading to discover in Guruwalik how to make widow potatoes .
Ingredients to make Widow Potatoes:
- 1 kilogram of potatoes
- 1 onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 dessert spoon of sweet paprika
- 1 liter of water or broth
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 pinch of pepper
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 dash of olive oil
How to make Widow Potatoes:
Step NO 1
Chop the onion and garlic to start preparing the recipe for widowed stewed potatoes.
Step NO 2
Heat a saucepan over medium heat with a splash of oil. When it is hot, add the onion and mash it . Once the onion begins to take color, add the minced garlic.
Step NO 3
Peel the potatoes, wash them and cut them , but not in any way. Widowed potatoes are characterized by not being perfectly cut, since it is usual to peel them. To do this, insert the knife a little and break a piece, so the potato releases the starch and the broth will be thicker. Add them to the casserole, stir and leave them for a couple of minutes.
Step NO 4
Add the teaspoon of paprika and the bay leaf and stir to integrate all the ingredients.
Step NO 5
Pour in the water right away so that the paprika doesn’t burn. You should add water until the potatoes are completely covered, stir and add a little salt and pepper. Let the widow potatoes cook for 15-20 minutes. You can add vegetable broth instead of water if you want to enhance the flavor of the stew. If the potatoes stay dry, add more water or broth, as they should not stay too dry.
Step NO 6
After about 15 minutes, check the potatoes for doneness . If they are not fully cooked yet, leave them a little longer. At this time, taste the salt, rectify if necessary and, if you like the spicy touch, you can add hot paprika at this time.
Step NO 7
When the potatoes are cooked they will be ready to serve. The broth should be flavourful and a little dense, not very light, if not, take a few potatoes, chop them and add them back to the casserole. Another option is to undo a little flour in water and add it. Enjoy this delicious recipe for widowed potatoes and don’t forget to tell us what you think.
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With what do you accompany the widowed potatoes
There are many options you have in terms of accompaniment. As we have said, widow stewed potatoes can be served as a single dish, as a starter or as a garnish. As a single dish, the ideal is to serve the widowed potatoes with an egg , which can be fried, cooked or poached. For this last option, don’t miss the Poached Egg Recipe . It is also an excellent idea to enjoy widow potatoes with rice, with chorizo or with vegetables.
If you prefer to serve the widow potato stew as a side, don’t miss these ideas:
- Grilled steak
- Torreznos de Soria
- Baked Pork Loin
- Lentil Burger