Easy patatas bravas

Easy patatas bravas

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(32 ratings)

Cook: 20 mins - 25 mins


Serves 2

Make our quick and easy version of this classic Spanish tapas dish with fried new potatoes and chorizo in a spicy tomato sauce. This simple patatas bravas recipe consists of fried new potatoes and chorizo in a spicy tomato sauce.  

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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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16th Apr, 2020
RAW POTATOES Irrelevant if this is a “traditional” Patatas Bravas recipe (no-one claims it is) but it simply doesn’t work. The ratio of potatoes to liquid obviously hasn’t been properly tested and the advised cooking time is woefully insufficient for the potatoes (unless sliced so that they are virtually transparent). Awful.
3rd Feb, 2019
This is not patatas bravas.
17th Oct, 2015
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!
2nd Jan, 2015
I made this with sliced fried potatoes. My husband and I absolutely love this quick and tasty spicy dish. I would highly recommend this.
1st Sep, 2014
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).
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2nd Jan, 2014
Super recipe - quick, easy and delicious. As others have said the potatoes should be parboiled on the hob or in the microwave first.
1st Aug, 2012
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
12th Jul, 2012
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.
30th Jun, 2012
So quick and so tasty - I did parboil the pots as recommended, and this made all the difference.
3rd Mar, 2012
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.


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