Patatas bravas in a bowl with cocktail sticks

Patatas bravas

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(60 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins - 35 mins Cook: 50 mins

Easy

Serves 10-12 as a side

Make this classic tapas dish part of your cooking repertoire – it's simply potatoes in a spicy tomato sauce

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition:

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Ingredients

    For the sauce

    • 3 tbsp olive oil
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      Olive oil

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    • 1 small onion, chopped
      Onion

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

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

      Paprika

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    • good pinch chilli powder
    • pinch sugar
      Sugar

      Sugar

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    • chopped fresh parsley, to garnish
      Parsley

      Parsley

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    For the potatoes

    • 900g potatoes, cut into small cubes
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    • 2 tbsp olive oil
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    Method

    1. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion for about 5 mins until softened. Add the garlic, chopped tomatoes, tomato purée, sweet paprika, chilli powder, sugar and a pinch of salt, then bring to the boil, stirring occasionally. Lower to a simmer and cook for 10 mins until pulpy. Can be kept chilled for up to 24 hrs.

    2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Pat the potatoes dry with kitchen paper, then tip into a roasting tin and toss in the olive oil and some seasoning. Roast for 40-50 mins until crisp and golden. Tip the potatoes into serving dishes and spoon over the tomato sauce. Sprinkle with some fresh parsley to serve.

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    Roisinbeag
    13th Dec, 2018
    5.05
    Great recipe.
    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.

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    M44bes17@btinte...
    29th Jun, 2019
    Hi, can I freeze this sauce, going to make it tonight.
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    goodfoodteam
    30th Jun, 2019
    Thanks for your question. Yes, you can freeze the sauce.
    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=
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