STEWED POTATOES AND ONIONS

IT'S BETTER WITHOUT MEAT

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Stewed potatoes and onions is a simple but tasty dish. As we approach Easter, even for those who are not fasting for long periods, the food becomes lean, vegetarian, free of animal protein. Most Holy Week days are days of dedication, physical and spiritual detoxification, preparation for the resurrection, the Easter meal, and traditional shopping for godchildren!

πατατες στιφαδο patates stifado STEWED POTATOES AND ONIONS

Stewed potatoes and onions are exactly in that spirit, it’s a tasty, filling meal, with no time-consuming preparation, ideal if you’re fasting, if you’re a vegetarian or just want to enjoy it.

πατατες στιφαδο patates stifado STEWED POTATOES AND ONIONS

The onions are getting sweet, the potatoes are becoming tender and the spices make this dish more special, more complex in taste. Allspice, cinnamon and bay leaves, this is the magic combination behind this dish, along with the vinegar that in the end make a fantastic meal !

INGREDIENTS (FOR 4 PERSONS)

  • ½ kg potatoes
  • ½ kg onions for stew fresh or frozen
  • 125 ml red wine 
  • 1 tsp. tomato paste 
  • 6-8 grains allspice
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp vinegar 
  • olive oil

πατατες στιφαδο patates stifado STEWED POTATOES AND ONIONS

PREPARATION 

Clean and wash the potatoes. Cut them into large cubes. In a large and spacious saucepan pour about ⅓ cup olive oil.

πατατες στιφαδο patates stifado STEWED POTATOES AND ONIONS

When warm, add the onions and stir for 2-3 minutes.

πατατες στιφαδο patates stifado STEWED POTATOES AND ONIONS

Add the potatoes and continue stirring on high heat for 2-3 more minutes. Rinse with the wine and allow to evaporate.

πατατες στιφαδο patates stifado STEWED POTATOES AND ONIONS

Drop in the allspice, cinnamon and bay leaves. Dissolve the tomato paste in 1 cup of water and pour it into the pot. Pour salt and pepper, stir gently and allow food to simmer over low heat for about 1 hour, until the potatoes are tender.

πατατες στιφαδο patates stifado STEWED POTATOES AND ONIONS

Just before we remove the pan from the fire, pour the vinegar, shake the pot to let it go everywhere and we are ready!

πατατες στιφαδο patates stifado STEWED POTATOES AND ONIONS

Stewed potatoes are a great match for fermented bread and feta cheese or a nice gruyere.

πατατες στιφαδο patates stifado STEWED POTATOES AND ONIONS