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Sautéed Potatoes with Spanish Mojo Picon

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork



  • 2 medium sized yukon gold potatoes
  • 2 tbsp virgin olive oil
  • sea salt


  • 4 jarred roasted red bell peppers
  • 3 slices toasted baguette bread
  • 2 cloves roasted garlic
  • 1 clove raw garlic
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 2.30 grams
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1 gram
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar 5 ml
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 78 ml
  • 1/4 cup cold water 59 ml
  • sea salt
  • black pepper


  • handful freshly chopped parsley


  1. Wash 2 yukon gold potatoes, add them into a large sauce pan, fill with cold water to about 1/2 inch above the potatoes, heat with a high heat

  2. Meanwhile make the mojo picon, add 4 jarred roasted red bell peppers into a food processor, along with 3 slices of toasted baguette bread, 2 cloves roasted garlic, 1 clove raw garlic, 1 tsp sweet smoked paprika, 1/2 tsp ground cumin, 1 tsp white wine vinegar, 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil and 1/4 cup cold water, season with sea salt & black pepper, run the food processor on a low speed between 4 to 5 minutes or until all the ingredients have combined together and you end up with a creamy sauce, set aside

  3. About 20 minutes since turning on the heat on the potatoes, they should be perfectly cooked al dente, you don´t want to over cook them or they will fall apart when you cut them, drain into a strainer, rinse under cold water, add the potatoes into a bowl and fill with ice cold water, after 1 minute remove the skins from the potatoes, pat them dry and cut each one into rounds that are between a 1/4 inch (.635 cm) to 1/8 of an inch (.3175 cm) thick

  4. Heat a large fry pan with a medium-high heat

  5. After 3 minutes add in 2 tbsp virgin olive oil and instantly add in the slices of potato, make sure they´re all in a single layer, cook in batches, turn the potatoes frequently so they evenly saute, after 5 to 6 minutes remove from the pan and transfer to a dish with paper towels, continue to cook with the same technique until done, season the potatoes with sea salt

  6. Transfer the mojo picon sauce into a small bowl, add to a serving dish, add the sauteed potatoes into the dish and sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley, serve at once, enjoy!