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What is a good recipe for Portuguese potatoes?

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Portuguese "Punched" Potatoes is a good recipe that calls for red potatoes, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Another good recipe uses paprika, red wine vinegar, parsley and smoked sausage to flavor the potatoes.

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Make Portuguese potatoes by first soaking 1 sliced garlic clove in 3 to 4 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil for 40 minutes. Meanwhile, place 8 small scrubbed red potatoes in a baking dish. Pound them with a meat mallet until they split open to reveal the lighter inner flesh, and roast them at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes. Drizzle the garlic-infused olive oil over the potatoes, and season them with salt and pepper.

Another version of the recipe calls for scrubbing and cutting 6 large baking potatoes into 2-inch chunks. Set the potatoes aside, and combine 3 cups of water and 3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar into a roasting pan. Whisk in 4 tablespoons of paprika, 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar, 1 1/2 tablespoons of black pepper, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt and 4 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley. Toss 1 1/2 chopped sweet white onions, 1 1/2 chopped and seeded large tomatoes, the cut potatoes and 1 1/2 pounds of thinly sliced smoked sausage in the liquid. Bake the potatoes for 90 minutes to two hours at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

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