Spanish potatoes

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4
These smoky, spiced potatoes are a great accompaniment for white fish or chicken

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal217
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.11g
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  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 3 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 800g potato, cut into small chunks



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  • 4 garlic clove
  • juice ½ lemon



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  • handful flat-leaf parsley leaves, roughly chopped


  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Mix the oil, tomato purée and paprika together, then coat the potatoes thoroughly in it. Squash the garlic in its skin with the flat of a knife and place on a baking tray with the potatoes.

  2. Season well with salt and pepper, then roast for 40 mins, turning halfway through, until the potatoes have crisped up and are fluffy inside. Five mins before the end of cooking, sprinkle over the lemon juice and return to the oven. Serve with the parsley scattered over.

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Comments (55)

mazdauk's picture

I parboiled the potatoes and they took at least an hour on 210 dgrees (and I have a fan onven!) but they came out lovely, not greasy at all. I added a chopped red pepper and a couple of onions, which was a nice addition. My husband peeled way more than 800g potatoes, but there were none left! Igf there had they would have made a nice frittata base

lurvlyloz's picture

Really enjoyed this . So simple

Yanstonlass's picture

Delicious with Spanish meatball and butter bean stew

martus's picture

OK, but with a slightly odd taste. Nothing like the Spanish patatas bravas.
If you decide to make them, make sure they're cut into tiny cubes and keep in the oven for over an hour.

Ruta_G's picture

Just love it, so easy to make it! Yummy

the real soup dragon's picture

worked a treat! I also added some sliced pepper 25 mn before the end of cooking. The potatoes were done just right, but I wasn't too strict with the timing, it may have taken 50 mn in the end. I think the secret is to cut them in smallish chunks. They were delicious. Indeed, my husband said they were just like the ones we'd had at the Spanish restaurant...

lizleicester's picture

These were really delicious. I wasn't very strict on the timings, just cooked them til they were almost done then added the lemon juice which transformed them into something extra special.

vanessa67's picture

Worked well - had hardly any of theingredients so improvised with tomato sauce, mustard and cajun spices - bloomin lovely!!

vanessa67's picture

Worked well - had hardly any of theingredients so improvised with tomato sauce, mustard and cajun spices - bloomin lovely!!

faeriemagick233's picture

What goes well with this dish? Im a vegetarian so cant have the fish or chicken with it.

wimble1's picture

Tried this recipe but I must have done something wrong as the result was truly hideous. Overpowering flavour of tomato purée while even after an extra 40 minutes roasting, the potatoes remained crunchy inside. I can only assume the potatoes should be parboiled first but this isn't specified.

evilkillerturkey's picture

Lovely <3

sjmurray's picture

Forgot to rate!

sjmurray's picture

Jury still out........just made these for myself & my husband. We thought they were ok but not sure that I got the mixture of tomatoe puree, paprika & oil right as I felt the taste was predominently tomatoe. I didn't have smoked paprike & used ordinary paprika instead so maybe this is why. My mixture was quite lumpy & a bit dry so i had to keep adding oil while cooking. I did part boil first but still had to cook them in the oven at 200C for about 40 mins - they were crispy but a little burnt :-( Unfortunately they did not look as good as the recipe pic! Think I will need to give these another try for a better result.

twar123's picture

I can't wait until tomorrow when I finely get to try these!

loopylinny's picture

These are great! Very easy to prepare and make a refreshing change from plain and boring side dishes. I added a bit of curry powder to the coating mix to spice them up a bit and also cooked them on gas mark 5 instead which I think was a good move, although they were still slightly firm inside so next time I think I will par-boil them first as well. I'm sure with a bit of practice I will manage to perfect them!

catpear's picture

Really lovely although I think next time I will not bother with the lemon juice.

vickiwxm's picture

lovely side dish to compliment any main!

lindseyfurlong's picture

Really easy to make and delicious!!! I'll definitely be making them again.


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