Patatas bravas

Patatas bravas

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(49 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins - 35 mins Cook: 50 mins

Easy

Serves 10-12 with other dishes
A classic tapas dish - cubes of potato in a spicy, tomato sauce

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition:

  • kcal-
  • fat-
  • saturates-
  • carbs-
  • sugars-
  • fibre-
  • protein-
  • salt-
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Ingredients

    For the sauce

    • 3 tbsp olive oil
      olive oil

      Olive oil

      ol-iv oyl

      Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

    • 1 small onion, chopped
      Onion

      Onion

      un-yun

      Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

    • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 227g can chopped tomato
      Tomato

      Tomato

      toe-mart-oh

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

    • 1 tbsp tomato purée
    • 2 tsp sweet paprika (pimenton)
      Paprika

      Paprika

      pa-preek-ah

      A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

    • good pinch chilli powder
    • pinch sugar
      Sugar

      Sugar

      shuh-ga

      Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

    • chopped fresh parsley, to garnish
      Parsley

      Parsley

      par-slee

      One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

    For the potatoes

    • 900g potato
      Potato

      Potato

      po-tate-oh

      The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

    • 2 tbsp olive oil
      olive oil

      Olive oil

      ol-iv oyl

      Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

    Method

    1. Prepare ahead by heating the oil in a pan, add the onion and fry for about 5 minutes until softened. Add the garlic, tomatoes, tomato purée, paprika, chilli powder, sugar and salt and bring to the boil, stirring. Simmer for 10 minutes until pulpy. Set aside for up to 24 hours.

    2. To serve, preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6/fan oven 180C. Cut the potatoes into small cubes and pat dry with kitchen paper. Spread over a roasting tin and toss in the oil, then season. Roast for 40-50 minutes, until the potatoes are crisp and golden.

    3. Tip the potatoes into dishes and spoon over the reheated sauce. Sprinkle with the parsley. Serve with cocktail sticks.

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    Comments, questions and tips

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    Jude P 1961
    11th Jun, 2017
    Made tonight and used smoked paprika, very tasty, have saved half the sauce and will add some fresh basil and serve with meatballs and pasta tomorrow, hopefully it will be as good then
    Twinklebum99
    1st Jan, 2017
    Tasty, easy and authentic. Made as part of a tapas evening for New Year's Eve and will be sure to make again
    amybops
    4th Jan, 2016
    Great fool proof patatas bravas recipe - sweet smokey tasty sauce and lovely cripsy roasties - I make this lots and sometimes even have it with eggs for dinner. If making for tapas serve with generous dollop of good aioli to make it even better!
    FrauKitKat
    8th Mar, 2015
    5.05
    Really enjoyed it!! Added a dash of Sriracha sauce as well for an extra kick
    annak19
    19th Nov, 2013
    5.05
    Made these as part of a tapas night. Everyone loved them and I had to make extra the next time I held a tapas night to make sure everyone has as much as they wanted. Great for tapas as you can make them ahead of time. Keep the sauce seperate and just reheat potatoes in the oven to keep crispy and microwave the sauce when ready to serve. I even sometimes use the sauce for spicy meatballs.
    watermelon25
    21st Jun, 2013
    If you visit Barcelona, you shoud go to Fulton to taste one of the best patatas bravas in the city. Made with crunchy potatoes and spicy oil,absolutlly delicious. The adress is c/ Fulton number 12, metro Horta, blue line(l5) 20 meters from Plaça Ibiza. https://maps.google.com/maps/api/staticmap?size=300x300&maptype=roadmap&sensor=false&markers=color:red%7C41.430044,2.161633&client=google-maps-sharing&signature=BJV9zunsFmdJt0VfwSfrx_m5lDk=
    beermonster
    16th May, 2013
    4.05
    Had these with the flash fried prawns, used smoked paprika, as I couldn't get hold of any sweet. It will now be a regular in our house, along with the prawns.
    beermonster
    16th May, 2013
    4.05
    Delicious,couldn't get any sweet paprika, so used smoked paprika, was great with the prawns.
    anoushkabramley
    11th Apr, 2013
    Has anyone tried making it with sweet potatoes? They take on other flavours well and go well with chilli. It's just that if you are doing a spread of tapas and want tortilla in it you may want to avoid too many potatoey dishes.
    lukesuth
    30th Mar, 2013
    Very nice but needs more chilli. spread a mozzarella ball over the top and pop back in the oven till it melts!

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    watermelon25
    21st Jun, 2013
    If you visit Barcelona, you shoud go to Fulton to taste one of the best patatas bravas in the city. Made with crunchy potatoes and spicy oil,absolutlly delicious. The adress is c/ Fulton number 12, metro Horta, blue line(l5) 20 meters from Plaça Ibiza https://maps.google.com/maps/api/staticmap?size=300x300&maptype=roadmap&sensor=false&markers=color:red%7C41.430044,2.161633&client=google-maps-sharing&signature=BJV9zunsFmdJt0VfwSfrx_m5lDk=