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This is a very popular tapa at bars in Spain, and is often served compliments of the house when you order a drink.
 
Serves 4-6
 
3/4 pound potatoes, preferably red waxy
Kosher or sea salt
1/2 cup of mayonnaise, preferably homemade
3 cloves garlic, mashed to a paste or put through a garlic press
2 tablespoons minced parsley
 
Bring the potatoes to a boiling point in salted water (mixed with a little chicken broth, if you wish), cover, and simmer for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave the potatoes in the water, covered, until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Peel and cut the potatoes into 3/4 inch chunks.
 
In a bowl combine the mayonnaise, garlic, and parsley. The mayonnaise should be a little thin to combine smoothly with the potatoes - dilute with a little vinegar or fresh lemon juice if necessary. Fold the potatoes gently, season with salt, and let sit for about 20 minutes at room temperature before serving. Or make ahead and refrigerate, then return to room temperature.
Tapas: Patatas Alioli (Potatoes in Garlic Mayonnaise)
Thursday, November 1, 2007