I’ve posted this patatas aliñadas recipe because although I didn’t like it, I did seem to be in the minority. It’s super simple and perfect for the summer when you don’t want anything too heavy or hot. It can be served as a side dish with a barbecue, or as a light lunch on its own. Enjoy!
Aliñada simply means “seasoned”… and that’s exactly what happens to these potatoes. Some places will serve just the potatoes
Ingredients (serves 6 as a side dish or 3 for a light lunch)
- 1 kilo of potatoes – the smaller the better – peeled
- a tin of good quality tuna, or fresh tuna, cooked and flaked (vegetarians can omit)
- 1 medium onion, finely diced… and I mean FINELY
- 2 hard boiled eggs
- A hefty drizzle of good quality extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of sherry vinegar
- handful of fresh parsley, finely chopped
- Boil the potatoes in plenty of salted water until tender
- Drain and leave to cool
- In the meantime, mix the oil, vinegar, diced onions and parsley
- Slice the eggs and the potatoes and layer in a dish or bowl
- Drizzle the oil/vinegar/parsley mix over the top
- Flake the tuna on top if using
- Layer the egg on top
- Serve and enjoy!
Spain Buddy tips
- Capers aren’t to everyone’s taste – but try a few of them sprinkled over the top
- Not keen on tuna? Sprinkle a few cooked prawns on top instead
- I’m a fishy flavour freak – so I may try finely chopping an anchovy or two and bunging it on top
- I love garlic too, so I’ll crush a couple of cloves of garlic into the oil/vinegar mix
- I sometimes use white wine vinegar instead of sherry vinegar for recipes – pick your favourite and use that
- If you like your potato dishes a little “earthier” like I do, don’t peel the spuds first… but do give them a good scrub
Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business – Spain Web Design by Gandy-Draper.
Born a “Norverner”, she then spent most of her life “Dann Saff” before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle’s loves are Alan, the internet, dogs, good food, and dry white wine – although not necessarily in that order.