Fried potatoes are a must-make for Hanukkah since these oily goodies are perfect for the holiday. Since the Hanukkah story is all about the oil we saved in the Temple, Hanukkah is a great time to chow down on some really oily foods. Naturally, fried potatoes fall right into that category. For other information on Hanukkah and gift ideas, click here.

Ingredients:

·         2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
·         1 large onion, quartered, thinly sliced
·         1 red bell pepper, diced
·         1 medium clove garlic, finely minced
·         6 medium red-skinned potatoes, cut in 1/2-inch dice
·         1 teaspoon ground paprika
·         1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
·         Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Preparation: 

Heat oil in a large, heavy, nonstick skillet or electric skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until tender. Add the red pepper and garlic and cook for 1 minute longer. Add the potatoes, paprika, about 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Cover and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until potatoes are just tender. 

Uncover and increase heat to medium-high. Continue cooking for about 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until nicely browned. 

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