Baked Basque Potatoes

Bell peppers and sherry vinegar give these potatoes their distinctive flavor. Either long white or russet will work in this recipe.


6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 240
Caloriesfromfat 20 %
Fat 5.4 g
Satfat 1.4 g
Monofat 2.8 g
Polyfat 0.8 g
Protein 7.9 g
Carbohydrate 40.3 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 527 mg
Calcium 101 mg


6 cups (1-inch) cubed peeled potato (about 2 pounds)
1 (16-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
2 cups coarsely chopped onion
2 cups coarsely chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup coarsely chopped red bell pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons paprika
3 tablespoons sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
Cooking spray
1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 400°.

Combine potato and broth in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 12 minutes. Drain potato through a sieve into a bowl, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid.

Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell peppers, salt, and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup reserved cooking liquid and paprika; cover and cook 8 minutes or until peppers are tender. Stir in potato, 3/4 cup reserved cooking liquid, vinegar, and tarragon; bring to a boil, stirring to coat. Spoon potato mixture into a 2-quart casserole coated with cooking spray. Combine the breadcrumbs and cheese, and sprinkle over potato mixture. Drizzle breadcrumb mixture with 2 teaspoons oil. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until golden brown.