Spicy Potatoes Recipe

The luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent brings visitors to exotic destinations around the world. One of the most popular countries for A&K guests is Egypt, which is where this spicy potatoes recipe originated.

You can find variations of this dish at street stalls in Cairo's busy streets, but in this case, the recipe comes from A&K's Egyptian chefs, who use this preparation in cooking classes during excursions on their Nile cruise ships, the Sun Boat III and IV, and the Sanctuary Nile Adventurer.

We highly encourage cruising down the Nile while cooking spicy potatoes on an Abercrombie & Kent ship, but this recipe's exotic spices can be found in almost any corner store, making it an Egyptian dish that's great to make in your own kitchen.

Spicy Potatoes Recipe
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  • 2 lbs. red potatoes
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 pinch ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1/2 fresh lemon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry saffron threads
  • 20 black olives
  • 1/2 preserved lemon
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