Our Delicious Patatas Bravas Recipe
Fancy bringing a bit of Spanish flair to your kitchen? Why not give these delicious patatas bravas a go? We are sure you’ll love them!
What is patatas bravas?
Patatas bravas is a classic tapas dish that originates from Madrid. When translated into English, the dish literally means “brave potatoes”. With fiery kicks of tabasco and fresh chilli, these potatoes are deserving of a medal. This dish can be served hot or cold, making it incredibly versatile. Not only are patatas bravas delicious, but ridiculously simple to make too; simply cover cubed fried potatoes in a spicy tomato sauce and drizzle with a creamy garlic aioli. It’s a definite crowd pleaser!
Read on to find out how to make these potato delights with our homemade patatas bravas sauce.
How to make patatas bravas: our method
- Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas mark 6. Place the mini roasties into a roasting tin and toss in the olive oil and some seasoning. Oven bake for 20 minutes until crisp and golden.
- Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onions for about 5 mins or 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.
- Tip the mini roasties into serving dishes, spoon over the tomato patatas bravas sauce prepared earlier and top with a drizzle of garlic aioli.
- Finish with a sprinkle of fresh parsley and serve up to your friends and family.
Traditionally, patatas bravas are served as part of a tapas, but you can get creative with how you eat them. Serve alongside honey wintered salad or inside a Yorkshire pudding for a twist on a Spanish classic. In need of some more inspiration? Here are some other ways you can serve patatas bravas:
- Swap out classic roast potatoes for patatas bravas to spice up your Sunday roast dinner.
- Plate your patatas bravas alongside fried chicken wings and salad for a scrumptious midweek meal.
- If you’re after a filling meal, pair patatas bravas with other tapas dishes. Try it alongside a Spanish omelette (tortilla Espanola), garlic shrimp (gambas al ajillo) or ham croquettes (croquetas de jamon). You’ll be spoilt for choice! Try fish and chips the Spanish way! Swap out your regular chips with patatas bravas. It may just become your favourite way to eat a British classic. Handy tip: Save some of the patatas bravas sauce [MS3]to dip your fish in.