Patatas Bravas

I thought this recipe had already been added to this blog about 3 years ago! It’s one of my favourite Spanish dishes ever! I can’t believe I haven’t added it before. How remiss of me! It’s a fabulous tapas dish that I always order in a Spanish restaurant. Patas Bravas literally translates as ‘brave potatoes’ – this hints at the spicy tomato sauce which suggests a certain level of courage. the tomato sauce isn’t THAT spicy, but it does have a certain heat that may cause the more cowardly amongst us to run and hide.

INGREDIENTS:
For the sauce:
1 tablespoon olive oil
400ml tomato base sauce (or tomato passata)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon chilli powder
salt & pepper

For the potatoes:
500g potatoes (2cm cubes)
500ml sunflower oil

DIRECTIONS:
To make the sauce, heat the oil until hot. Add the cumin and chilli and fry for 10 seconds. Add the passata and bring to a simmer. Add the salt & pepper and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and cover.

In a medium non-stick frying pan, pour in the oil and heat until hot. Tip in the potatoes and fry for 8-10 minutes until cooked through and crunchy. Drain on paper towels.

SERVING:
Arrange the potatoes in a single layer then pour over the sauce. Serve immediately!!

  • admin

    As I said, I’m sure I had too. I’ve certainly eaten enough of them to warrant that assumption.

    I want them now and it’s only 10am…

  • I’m sure I’ve made this from a recipe on your blog before. It must have gone missing. *resists temptation to make lame gag about brave potatoes escaping etc*

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