Patatas Bravas

Patatas Bravas Recipe

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Diana Adcock


You will find this tapas in just about any bar in Spain. It's a great appy! Resist the urge to salt your potatoes. Salt draws out moisture and that will keep your potatoes from getting truly crispy.

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3 lb
russet potatoes
1/4 c
olive oil
1 large
spanish or yellow onion, finely chopped
1 Tbsp
tomato paste
2 large
cloves garlic, minced
6 medium
ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 tsp
sweet smoked paprika
1 tsp
smoked hot paprika
1/2 tsp
chili powder
1 tsp
red wine vinegar
1 tsp
white sugar
freshly ground black pepper

How to Make Patatas Bravas


  • 1Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • 2When hot add diced onions.
  • 3Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often so they do not burn.
  • 4Add the tomato paste, stirring well.
  • 5Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • 6Add the garlic, tomatoes, sweet and hot paprika, chili powder, wine vinegar and sugar.
  • 7Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring often.
  • 8Remove from heat, let cool then place in a sealed container-chill for 24 hours.
  • 9Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • 10Peel and cut potatoes into 1 and 1/2 inch chunks.
  • 11In a large pot of boiling water add 1 tablespoon white vinegar.
  • 12Add potatoes, boiling for 5 minutes.
  • 13Drain potatoes.
  • 14Add potatoes to a large mixing bowl.
  • 15Drizzle with 1/4 cup olive oil.
  • 16Divide potatoes between 2 rimmed baking sheets.
  • 17Roast for 20 minutes.
  • 18Using a spatula flip the potatoes, cook for another 20 to 25 minutes.
  • 19You want them nice and golden brown.
  • 20Remove from oven, divide between 6-8 bowls.
  • 21Top with reheated sauce, serve with toothpicks & offer black pepper.

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About Patatas Bravas

Course/Dish: Vegetable Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Spanish

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