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All Recipes, Tapas / April 21, 2021

Spanish Garlic Potatoes al Pastor | The Most Garlicky Potatoes Ever

These Spanish Garlic Potatoes al Pastor, are seriously the most garlicky potatoes I have ever tasted. They´re loaded with garlic, packed with flavors and done in a little over 30 minutes.

Spanish Garlic Potatoes al Pastor
You can serve these potatoes as a tapas appetizer or even as a side dish, next to a Spanish Tortilla and a salad. Either way, the flavors of these potatoes will surely blow you away.

Spanish Garlic Potatoes al Pastor
To make this recipe, I used new potatoes, but you can use any potatoes you like. I also left the skins on the potatoes, as it gives them a beautiful rustic texture & flavor. If you prefer, you can peel the potatoes.

Spanish Garlic Potatoes al Pastor
TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: Make sure to fry your potatoes on a medium heat. Anything higher, and they will brown too quickly on the outside and not fully cook in the inside. Once the potatoes are fried, I run the remainder of the olive oil through a fine sieve and into a bowl. This way you can re-use it for future recipes.

Spanish Garlic Potatoes al Pastor

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Spanish Garlic Potatoes al Pastor

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 240 ml
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 2.30 grams
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1.25 grams
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar 15 ml
  • 1/2 cup white wine 120 ml
  • handful fresh parsley
  • sea salt & black pepper


  1. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in 1 cup (240 ml) extra virgin oive oil

  2. While the oil is heating, cut 3 potatoes (washed & patted dry) into rounds that are 1/4 inch (.60 cm) thick

  3. After heating the olive oil for 5 minutes and it´s nice & hot but not smoking, add in the slices of potato, making sure they are all evenly spread out, mix around every 4 to 5 minutes to ensure they´re all evenly fried

  4. Meanwhile, grab 1 head of garlic, remove the cloves from the head, remove the skins from the cloves, roughly chop the garlic and add into a mortar, along with a pinch of sea salt, 1 tsp (2.30 grams) sweet smoked paprika, 1/2 tsp (1.25 grams) ground cumin and 2 tbsp (8 grams) fresh parsley, using a pestle, pound down on the ingredients until you form a paste, then add in 1 tbsp (15 ml) white wine vinegar and 1/2 cup (120 ml) white wine, gently mix together until well combined and set aside

  5. After frying the potatoes between 20 to 22 minutes, they should be perfectly cooked, with a light golden fried color, you don´t want to brown them too much, remove the potatoes from the fry pan and transfer into a dish with paper towels

  6. Pour the hot olive oil into a fine sieve with a bowl underneath, discard the olive oil for the rest of the recipe, but you can re-use it for future recipes

  7. Heat the same pan with a medium heat and add in the fried potatoes, season with sea salt & black pepper and gently mix together, then add in the garlic mixture and evenly spread it around, cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed by the potatoes, then transfer the potatoes into a serving dish and sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley, enjoy!

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  2. Tony

    5 stars
    Can’t wait to make these. Can only say wow.

    10 . May . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      Hope you enjoy! Much love 🙂

      10 . May . 2021
  3. Ramya

    will be making this soon perfect for my office snacks will dm you if i make this and let you know how it goes Thanks Ramya

    21 . Apr . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Hope you enjoy 🙂 much love

      21 . Apr . 2021

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