Patatas bravas

Cook: 20 mins - 25 mins


Serves 2
An easy one-pan supper

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  • 175g piece chorizo, sliced



    A coarsely textured spiced pork sausage widely used in Spanish and Mexican cooking. It is made…

  • 350g sliced new potatoes
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • ½ tsp cumin seed, 1 seeded
  • sliced fresh red chilli



    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • 1 chopped garlic clove
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…


  1. Slice up the chorizo and dry fry in a large frying pan for a minute. Add the sliced new potatoes and cook for 5 minutes until golden. The add the cumin seeds, 1 seeded and sliced fresh red chilli and chopped garlic clove and cook for 2 minutes. Tip in the can of chopped tomatoes, and simmer for 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are tender.

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Comments (21)

ChileGuajillo's picture

Lovely recipe! But NOT patatas bravas. Never met a Spaniard who would add cumin to his potatoes. Paprika based sauce as mentioned below is correct!

dawnsheehan14's picture

I made this with sliced fried potatoes. My husband and I absolutely love this quick and tasty spicy dish. I would highly recommend this.

YeahYeahToo-Ray's picture

Sounds ok, but this isn't really patatas bravas, which is usually fried cubes (more or less) of potato, with a sauce of paprika based sauce. I dont think ive ever seen them served with chorizo or tomato, at least not in spain (maybe in some touristy place they serve it like that, I dont know).

dave6376's picture

Super recipe - quick, easy and delicious. As others have said the potatoes should be parboiled on the hob or in the microwave first.

caz_211's picture

A friend made this for us and had to tell me where to get the recipe as I loved it so much.
Tried making it for ourselves but I had to add water as I daftly didn't read the comments who said they part boiled the pots first. so used the water to cook the potatoes then just let it boil off.
It was amazing though! I added extra garlic as I am a massive garlic fan.
But I thank you for sharing this recipe as I think it's absolutely delicious! x

keanclifford's picture

Sliced and microwaved the potatoes for 3 minutes before adding to chorizo - irresistable.

I use the ready cooked packaged chorizo rather than loose or fresh as otherwise I find strength and colour very unpredictable (whatever the label says regarding strength) - and that goes for both French and English shops.

scd32's picture

So quick and so tasty - I did parboil the pots as recommended, and this made all the difference.

mrleary's picture

This recipe is greater than the sum of it's parts. Cheap, simple and very, very tasty! Par-boiled the potatoes before adding to the chorizo.

dutes8080's picture

Made this for a quick supper and was super!

toxic_twerp's picture

Fantastic simple recipe. Great mid-week meal when you've been working late and want easy tasty food.

danield78's picture

amazing and so simple

sexievodka's picture

Just made this =) And my partner is so fussy with food. And he loved it! Done the same as everyone else tho & par cooked the potatoes.

jose81's picture

Delicious. Following the advice on here, I parboiled beforehand - and turned out delicious, hot and cold. Definitely will make again.

ashleighd's picture

I made this alongside lots of other tapas, including two recipes that involved chorizo and so decided to leave that out and this was still very delicious! The taste was fantastic, but some of the potatoes didn't quite cook through, so I might cook it a little longer next time or pre-cook the potatoes a little.

pauliostopher's picture

I'm a relative novice in the kitchen, but this was so simple and the end result was simply stunning, this one's definitely going on the menu for future use. Cheers!

vcrovato's picture

This was delicious! Reading the suggestions above, I also have boiled the potatoes for about 5mins beforehand, especially since the chorizo doesn't take long at all to cook. I left out the fresh chilli because I was using good chorizo bought in Spain, and used only half a can of chopped tomatoes... these went down a treat!

annieball's picture

I par boiled the potatoes first and then had no trouble with getting them cooked through. I thought the tomatoes would make everything a bit soggy - but the potatoes absorb the juice and you're left with a really yummy tasting dish.

aedara's picture

Very easy and tasted great but I had trouble getting the potatoes to soften.

lindsay1983's picture

It was the first time I have cooked with Chorizo and it was amazing. Will cook again.

gander's picture

I added some onion, a small amount of paprika & tabasco (instead of the fresh chilli because I didn't have one), sugar and a little chopped parsley for garnish (oh and extra garlic!). Very simple and tasty side dish.


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