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PATATAS BRAVAS

mayurisjikoni
Patatas Bravas is simply potatoes in a spicy sauce. It is a popular Spanish potato dish that is served as tapas. An easy recipe, Patatas Bravas can be served as an appetizer or as a snack. The umami for this dish comes from the tomato paste and the fresh tomato puree.
5 from 17 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack, Starter
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

FOR THE POTATOES:

  • 4 large potatoes
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

FOR THE SAUCE:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion peeled and chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic peeled and chopped
  • 1 large tomato finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder or cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions
 

PREPARATION OF THE POTATOES:

  • Peel and wash the potatoes. Cut them into chunks.
  • You can either deep fry the potato chunks or bake them.
  • To bake them, preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Mix the potatoes with 1 tbsp olive oil and ½ tsp salt.
  • Layer them in a baking tray.
  • Bake the potatoes for 30-40 mintes till they turn light golden in colour and are cooked.

PREPARATION OF THE SAUCE:

  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • Add chopped onion and stir fry till it becomes soft.
  • Add garlic and stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add chopped tomato and salt. Mix well. Cover the pan and lower the heat.
  • Allow the tomato to become soft and mushy. This will take about 5-7 minutes. Make sure you stir it often to prevent the mixture from sticking to the pan.
  • Add paprika and red chilli powders, sugar and tomato paste. Mix well.
  • Allow the mixture to cook for 2-3 minutes. Mash the sauce a bit using a masher or the back of a spoon.
  • The sauce is ready. Adjust the spices and salt according to your taste.

PREPARATION OF PATATAS BRAVAS:

  • Mix the sauce with the roasted or fried potatoes.
  • Return the potatoes to the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes until the sauce appears dryish.
  • Serve patatas bravas hot as an appetizer, starter or a snack.

Notes

  • Potatoes are cut into big chunks. I cut them into 8 pieces.
  • Can reheat patatas bravas in the oven.
  • Adjust spices according to your taste.
  • Add rosemary if you like.
  • Deep fry the potatoes if you want to.
 
Keyword Patatas Bravas, potato appetizer recipe