One of my favorite flavor pallets is housed in the Mediterranean diet. Their use of lemons, olive oil, and fresh herbs is quite genious if you ask me. These three ingredients are so simple, and yet the flavor that they lend to a dish is simply superb! If I had to eat one type of food for the rest of my life, Mediterranean would be it! This particular dish is my interpretation of one of my favorite appetizers at a Persian restaurant that I used to frequent. Truth be told, this dish was the best thing on their menu! However, it was enough to bring me back to their restaurant again and again! That is until they started using frozen potatoes to make this! After that I was forced to make my own version of this beloved dish. Not to toot my own horn, (Toot! Toot!), but my version tastes a lot better.
Here is what you need
3 or 4 potatoes cut and cubed
The juice of 1 small lemon or half of a meduim/large one
1 clove of garlic sliced
3 tablespoons of chopped cilantro
4-5 tablespoons of Olive oil for browning the potatoes
Sea salt to taste
Heat olive oil in a frying pan. Place cubed potatoes in
Cook potatoes until they start to brown, tip, cook for 5 minutes on one side, brown and then flip to the other side to brown:
Once potatoes are brown and fork tender, add the sliced garlic, toss for ten to twenty seconds, just until you can smell the garlic, turn the fire off.
Add sea salt, lemon juice, and cilantro, toss and serve! If you like a little fire, add some chili pepper flakes to this…Yummy!
What is your favorite way to cook potatoes?
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