Patatas Bravas with Tarragon Lime Aioli

Anthony Nicometi Jr

By
@AnthonyNicometi

No that is not a Typo. This is one of the best Potato side dishes I've had in quite awhile! Crunchy and Spicy. These potatoes fit perfectly in any Mexican style entree. The inspiration for this came from Mexican Made Easy. Marcela made these and put them in a Burrito. But said they're too good on there own. Apparantly, everyone has their own unique spice blend for Patatas Bravas, I hope you enjoy mine!
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Serves:

3-4 people

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

2 lb
russet potatoes
oil for frying

BOILING MIX

water
1 Tbsp
salt
1 1/4 tsp
pimenton (smokey paprika)
1/4 tsp
tumeric
dash(es)
cayenne (to taste)
1 tsp
ground cumin
1
bay leaf
dash(es)
cinnamon

SPICE COATING (PLENTY LEFTOVER)

2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
black pepper
1 tsp
pimenton
1/8 tsp
cumin
cayenne to taste

TARRAGON LIME AIOLI

1 c
hellmanns mayo
1/2
limes worth, of lime juice
1 tsp
dried or fresh tarragon (no ground)
1 clove
garlic, thinly sliced
Few
drops red wine vinegar
pinch
salt
1/8 tsp
tomato paste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large stock pot, Fill with water and bring up to a SLIGHT SIMMER, Add the spices for the 'Boiling mix' and allow to come to a boil. Once Boiling allow to continue for 7-10 minutes.
2
Add potatoes and boil until SLIGHTLY TENDER, Not to the consistency you would make mashed potatoes with. Slightly fork tender, without them falling apart.
3
Once cooked till tender, Drain and place on a wire rack to cool and dry out. 15 minutes is okay.
4
Make the Aioli. Place thinly sliced Garlic in a bowl with the pinch of salt and Tarragon. And Mash until a fine paste consistency. Add the Mayo. Squeeze in lime juice and tomato paste and mix till combined. Refrigerate till needed.
5
Mix together the spice mixture, Salt, pepper, Cumin, Pimenton and Cayenne and set aside until needed
6
Once potatoes are done drying. Heat up your oil to 350 degrees, and fry until golden brown and crispy.
7
Once out of the fryer, Toss with some of the spice mixture and serve hot!
8
Serve aside a bowl of toothpicks, and aside the lovely aioli and ENJOY! :)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian