Patatas a la Riojana are Rioja-style potatoes simmered in a pimentón (sweet paprika) stew with pieces of Spanish chorizo and caramelized onions. It is perfect for serving with an assortment of tapas or anytime you want a hearty, warming meal.
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While Patatas Bravas may be the more well-known potato tapas dish here in the United States, Patatas a la Riojana should definitely not be missed. As the name suggests, this dish originated in La Rioja, a region in Spain. Pieces of potatoes, Spanish chorizo, and caramelized onions are simmered in a pimentón-spiced stew until tender. It comes together easily with only a handful of ingredients and one pot. The Spanish chorizo with the pimentón dye the olive oil and water red and add that additional depth of flavor and smoky quality. Have some fresh, crusty bread on hand to sop up the remaining liquid leftover in the serving dish.