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All Recipes, Tapas / August 9, 2021

Spanish Lemon-Pepper Skillet Potatoes | Patatas al Limon y Pimienta

We´ve made a ton of potato dishes here on Spain on a Fork, but these Spanish Lemon-Pepper Skillet Potatoes promise to be one of the most flavorful ones yet. This recipe is easy to make, made with simple ingredients and done in about 30 minutes.

Spanish Lemon-Pepper Skillet Potatoes
What makes these potatoes stand out, is the way they´re cooked. First, you lightly fry them in olive oil, which gives them structure & flavor, then you finish them off in broth, which gives them a melt-in-your-mouth texture. A very typical method of cooking potatoes from the region of Catalunya.

Spanish Lemon-Pepper Skillet Potatoes
To make this recipe, I used new potatoes, but you can use any potatoes you like. Though waxy potatoes work better than starchy ones here. I also kept the peel on the potatoes, as it gives them a rustic flavor. But if you prefer, you can peel the potatoes.

Spanish Lemon-Pepper Skillet Potatoes

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: Remember to fry the potatoes on a medium heat, this way the olive oil does not lose its flavor. When you add the broth into the pan, add enough to just barely cover the potatoes, even if they are a little exposed, it´s ok.

Spanish Lemon-Pepper Skillet Potatoes

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Spanish Lemon-Pepper Skillet Potatoes

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 450 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 60 ml
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1/2 onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups vegetable broth 473 ml
  • 1 lemon
  • handful fresh parsley
  • dash sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

  2. While the olive oil is heating, cut 2 medium sized potatoes (cleaned & patted dry) into 1/4 inch (.635 cm) thick slices

  3. After heating the olive oil for 4 minutes, add the sliced potatoes into the pan, making sure they´re all in a single layer (cook in batches to not over-crowd the pan), after 3 minutes flip to fry the other side, after a total cook time of 6 minutes, remove the potatoes from the pan, continue to cook the rest of the sliced potatoes until they´re all done, then set aside

  4. Using the same pan with the same heat, add in 1/2 onion finely diced and 4 cloves garlic roughly chopped, mix with the olive oil, after 3 minutes and the onion is translucent, add the slices of potato back into the pan, they can be layered over each other, then pour in enough vegetable broth to just barely cover the potatoes, turn up the fire to a high heat, shake the pan once in a while so the garlic & onion are evenly mixed with the potatoes

  5. After about 15 minutes and most of the broth has been absorbed by the potatoes, remove the pan from the heat, you can always pierce the potatoes with a toothpick to ensure they are fully cooked

  6. Season the potatoes with sea salt, the zest of 1/2 a lemon, a generous portion of freshly cracked black pepper and a sprinkle of finely chopped parsley, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Spanish Lemon-Pepper Skillet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 450 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 20g
Sodium 957mg42%
Potassium 1036mg30%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 518IU10%
Vitamin C 74mg90%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Guhan

    I made this today. So easy and delicious! Thanks for the recipe!


    19 . Aug . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      I am so happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment ???? much love

      19 . Aug . 2021
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  3. Mona

    Very good and delicious

    10 . Aug . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Much love 🙂

      11 . Aug . 2021
  4. Ramya

    will be making this soon i never had spanish lemon pepper skillet potatoes before will use my new air fryer instead perfect for my office snacks will dm you if i make this and let you know how it goes Thanks Ramya

    09 . Aug . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Much love 🙂

      09 . Aug . 2021

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