Patatas Bravas is a classic Spanish tapas dish and while it take a little more preparation than the average potato recipe, it’s well worth the effort. This is a little spicy, so if you want to tone it down a little, take away a little of the chilli powder.
Patatas Bravas ingredients (serves 2-3):
• 800g potatoes, peeled and cubed
• 1 tin chopped tomatoes
• 2 garlic cloves (chopped finely)
• 1 small onion (chopped into small chunks)
• 1/2 level teaspoon chilli powder
• 1/2 level teaspoon paprika
• 1/4 level teaspoon of Schwarz flavouring
• 4 dried bay leaves
• Olive oil
• Salt and pepper
Patatas Bravas recipe:
1. Lightly fry the onion and garlic in a saucepan with a drizzle of olive oil and a good few twists of salt and pepper.
2. Once the onions are slightly translucent, cover in the chilli powder, paprika and seasoning and stir in thoroughly.
3. Add the tomatoes and bay leaves, cover and leave to simmer on a low heat.
4. While the sauce is slowly getting tastier, heat two table-spoons of olive oil in a shallow frying pan and add the potatoes. Cook them evenly on a medium-high temperature until they’re golden brown all over. This should take about twenty minutes.
5. As the potatoes are crisping, take your sauce off the heat, remove the bay leaves and blitz it with a hand blender. When everything is ready, plate up the Patatas Bravas with a sprinkle of salt and pour on the sauce to serve.