Punched Potatoes


This is a Portuguese recipe which will work for anything you’d serve potatoes with. It’s also a great way to vent your day’s anger as you literally do “punch” the potatoes. Not hard enough for my liking.
We had it with some chicken and chorizo. Another triumph!


8 smallish potatoes
8 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
½ red onion (finely diced)
olive oil to drizzle
wine vinegar to drizzle
salt & pepper

Preheat the oven to 200ºC.
Pierce the potatoes all over with a fork and place on a baking tray. Bake in the oven for 1 hour or until tender. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes. The with a clenched fist (and a face of someone you hate at work in your head) give each potato a firm punch in the centre to break the skin. Arrange on a plate and sprinkle a little garlic and red onion into the potatoes. Drizzle over some olive oil, salt & pepper and a little white wine vinegar and serve.

You decide.

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