For the sauce
- 3 tbsp olive oil
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- 1 small onion, chopped
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- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 227g can chopped tomatoes
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- 1 tbsp tomato purée
- 2 tsp sweet paprika (pimenton)
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- good pinch chilli powder
- pinch sugar
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- chopped fresh parsley, to garnish
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For the potatoes
Prepare ahead by heating 3 tbsp olive oil in a pan, add 1 chopped small onion and fry for about 5 minutes until softened.
Add 2 chopped garlic cloves, 227g can chopped tomatoes, 1 tbsp tomato purée, 2 tsp sweet paprika, a good pinch of chilli powder, a pinch of sugar and a pinch of salt and bring to the boil, stirring.
Simmer for 10 minutes until pulpy. Set aside for up to 24 hours.
To serve, heat the oven to 200C/ 180C fan/ gas 6.
Cut 900g potatoes into small cubes and pat dry with kitchen paper. Spread over a roasting tin and toss in 2 tbsp olive oil, then season.
Roast for 40-50 minutes, until the potatoes are crisp and golden.
Tip the potatoes into dishes and spoon over the reheated sauce. Sprinkle with the chopped fresh parsley. Serve with cocktail sticks.