Patatas bravas |

Patatas bravas is one of those typical dishes that we always order when we’re out on a tapas night and also one of the dishes that is never absent when we have a tapas night at home. This is great to put on the table for new years eve for instance. Nice and solid food to prepare for an evening with a lot of booze!

As a guideline I used the recipe from BBC Good Food
To be sure that your potatoes will be soft, I precooked them first for about 5 minutes. The potatoes were perfect but I used to much of the tomato stuff on top. This made the flavor of the potatoes themselves a little lost. Despite that, the whole bowl went down well. Nothing left.

Al in all a really good dish, but be careful with the sauce and serve in a separate bowl if necessary.

Making your own patatas bravas |

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Patatas bravas

Prep Time: 35 mins
Cook Time: 50 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 25 mins
Servings: 8 -10


  • For the potatoes
  • 900 g potato
  • 2 tbsp oliveoil
  • For the sauce
  • 3 tbsp oliveoil
  • 1 onion peeled and cut
  • 2 gloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 200 gr tomatocubes from a can
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp piment of smoked paprika powder
  • 1 pinch of chili powder
  • 1 pinch of sugar
  • chopped parsley for garnish


  • Prep
  • Preheat the oven to 200 C
  • Finely dice the onion and fry slowly in a frying pan with a bit of oil until translucent.
  • Add the chopped garlic, tomatopaste, tomato cubes and some salt. bring this to the boil
  • Add the chili powder, paprikapowder and sugar
  • Stir through and than leave to simmer for about ten minutes until everything is soft.
  • Remove from the fire and set aside
  • About ten minutes before serving, put the sauce on a low heat to warm through. Peel the potatoes and cut them in dice of about 2 x 2 cm.
  • Pat them dry with kitchen paper.
  • Equally divide them across a baking tine and pour olive oil over it.
  • Add pepper and salt and mix it all well. Adding a few twigs of rosemary is also a good idea if you have any lying around.
  • Put the baking tray in the oven and bake the potatoes for about 40-50 minuten until golden brown. Check every 20 minutes if they're still ok. And shake them around a bit when checking too.
  • Put the baked potatoes in cute little bowls and add the heated tomato sauce on top. as mentioned; don't put all the sauce on at once. It can be a little overpowering.
  • Add some of the chopped parsley and serve with little forks


The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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