These Paprika Potatoes are intensely flavored with paprika and are the perfect side to any protein. I don’t know about you, but I like my potatoes well-seasoned. Very well-seasoned. And these potatoes really fit the bill.
A hefty dose of paprika plus some onion and garlic really make these potatoes delicious. Usually I cook potatoes in the oven, but these are completely cooked in a skillet.
Use baby red potatoes cut in half, or larger ones cut into 1-inch or smaller pieces and be sure to rinse them after slicing to remove some of the starch. This will prevent them from developing a gluey quality as they cook. Red potatoes are best for this recipe. Other kinds of potatoes contain too much starch.
The potatoes are cooked in a skillet in a mixture of chicken broth and paprika until the broth has evaporated. Then the potatoes are fried in olive oil and additional paprika is added. I’ve used a combo of smoked paprika and plain paprika, but you could use all smoked paprika.
- 2 pounds small red potatoes, halved and rinsed
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1 cup chicken broth
- salt and pepper
- Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes. Add garlic and 1 teaspoon paprika and cook for 30 seconds, stirring.
- Add potatoes, chicken broth, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to boil.
- Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook for 12 to 15 minutes. You want the potatoes to just be tender. Remove cover, increase heat to medium and continue to cook until liquid evaporates, 5 to 8 minutes.
- Stir together the remaining oil and paprika and add to the pan. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until nice and brown. This will take about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Recipe Source: adapted from Cook’s Country