Patatas Bravas Recipe Tapas

The Ultimate Cheat Patatas Bravas Recipe

You’ll struggle to find very many people who don’t like Spanish-style tapas, so this patatas bravas recipe is the perfect way to get started cooking them at home. We’ve simplified things so as you can cook this in less than 30 minutes.

This is the latest in our series of tasty recipes that feature just 7 simple ingredients. They are all super tasty and can be made by people of any cooking ability.

As soon as you get that first bite of your handy work, you will quickly realise this is a recipe you’ll be cooking for life.

Patatas Bravas Recipe: Ingredients

  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Fresh parsley
  • Garlic
  • Red chillies
  • Mayonaise (or yoghurt)
  • Onions

The prep for this dish is minimal. Start by slicing onions, garlic and chopping up the chillies. Leave the chilli seeds in for that extra kick.

Fry those three ingredients off in some olive oil over a low to medium heat.

After 5-6 minutes, add in the tinned tomatoes.

While the sauce is cooking, peel and dice the potatoes. It’s important to get a nice even sized dice so that they all cook evenly.

When the sauce thickens up, season it with salt and pepper and blend.

Heat up a frying pan with a generous amount of olive oil. You want it to be on a medium to high heat and hear a sizzle when the potatoes land in the pan. Keep tossing them or use a plastic spoon to move them, so that they don’t stick.

Patatas Bravas Recipe potatoes

Add chopped garlic to the mayo. You can use yoghurt as a replacement if you want a slightly healthier version. Mix the sauce up.

Patatas Bravas Recipe

The potatoes will start to slowly brown. It is super important to control the temperature and get that wonderful even golden brown colour. Keep tossing them on a regular basis.

After 8-9 minutes, the potatoes should be golden brown and super crispy. Season with a little salt and pepper and place on a plate ready to dress the dish.

Spoon the lovely spicy tomato sauce liberally over the potatoes.

Patatas Bravas Recipe

Add the garlic mayo and chopped parsley.

Patatas Bravas Recipe

Serve them up immediately. You want to eat them when the potatoes are still super crispy. You could serve them with cold meats or other tapas-style dishes but this patatas bravas recipe is equally delicious on its own.

A quick and tasty Spanish snack!

Patatas Bravas Recipe

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Niall Harbison
Niall Harbison

Niall is an international entrepreneur who has worked within the tourism and hospitality industries for more than 20 years. He started his career in the kitchen, with a 10-year stint as a private yacht chef cooking for billionaires, including a position as Microsoft's co-founder Paul Allen's personal chef. Niall then moved into the digital media world to become a founder of several lifestyle publications. He continues to write about his core passion: food.

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