Cooking methods: Boiling, fying (sauté)
- PREPARATION TIME: 10 Minutes
- COOKING TIME: 20 Minutes
Patatas Bravas is a traditional Spanish dish of fried potatoes served with a spicy tomato sauce. The source gives the dish its name. It translates as ‘fierce’ or ‘brave’ potatoes, or even ‘potatoes with a temper!
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- ½ tsp dried chilli flakes
- 1 tsp smoked, hot, Spanish paprika
- 200g chopped tomatoes
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 pinch of sugar
- 1.5kg new potatoes, washed
1. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan and cook the onion and garlic with the bay leaf over a low to medium heat for about 15 minutes, until the onions are soft and lightly coloured.
2. Add the chilli flakes and smoked paprika and cook for a further couple of minutes.
3. Add the tomatoes, with a pinch of sugar, and cook the sauce over a low heat for about 20 minutes, adding a little water if the sauce becomes completely dry.
4. Meanwhile, cook the potatoes in a pan of salted, boiling water until tender. Drain well, then return to the heat briefly to dry out.
5. Sauté the potatoes in a little oil until just coloured, then combine with the sauce and serve.
Suitable potato varieties
Salad, such as Charlotte or Maris Peer
- Measuring spoons
- 2 x frying pans
- Wooden spoon
- Vegetable knife
- Chopping board
- Large saucepan