Costa Rican Breakfast Potatoes

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Vickie Parks

By
@Northwestgal

These are a good alternative to the usual breakfast hash browns. In Costa Rica, it's called 'Gallitos de Papa', which is usually served as a breakfast or brunch dish, most often on top of a corn tortilla and a couple of fried eggs and black beans on the side. But the heat from the habanero flavors the potatoes with a nice savory touch, so they'd make a great side dish for a hearty dinner, too. It's an easy dish to prepare too, and most ingredients are likely to be staple items in your pantry.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Saute

Ingredients

  • 4 small
    potatoes, cubed
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 4 clove
    garlic, crushed
  • 1/2
    costa rican habanero chile pepper, minced
  • 1 tsp
    smoky paprika
  • 1 tsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • FOR SERVING (OPTIONAL):

  • ·
    corn tortillas
  • ·
    sour cream
  • ·
    salsa

How to Make Costa Rican Breakfast Potatoes

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant (about 1 or 2 minutes).
  2. Add potatoes, habanero chile, paprika, sugar and salt. Cover skillet, and cook for 15 to 20 minutes (stirring occasionally) or until potatoes are tender and cooked through. Sprinkle chopped cilantro on top.
  3. Serve in corn tortillas and, if desired, top with a dollop of sour cream or salsa.

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About Costa Rican Breakfast Potatoes

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Latin American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian Low Fat Dairy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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