Patatas Bravas


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We recently went to Spain and got to try some fantastic food. One that is a Spanish tapas staple is Patatas Bravas, and we ate a lot of these! It’s potatoes boiled and then fried in a bit of oil and served with a tomato sauce or an aioli.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]YIELD: 4 to 6 servings
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  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced to paste
  • 1 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½—3; teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise


  • 2 ¼ pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 cups vegetable oil

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Heat oil in small saucepan over medium-low heat until shimmering. Add garlic, paprika, salt, and cayenne and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add tomato paste and cook for 30 seconds. Whisk in water and bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until slightly thickened, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer sauce to a bowl, stir in vinegar and let cool completely. Once cool, whisk in mayonnaise. (Sauce can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours. Bring to room temperature before serving.)


Bring 8 cups water to boil in large saucepan over high heat. Add potatoes and baking soda. Return to boil and cook for 1 minute. Drain potatoes.

Return potatoes to saucepan and place over low heat. Cook, shaking pan occasionally, until any surface moisture has evaporated, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and stir with rubber spatula until potatoes are coated with thick, starchy paste, about 30 seconds. Transfer potatoes to rimmed baking sheet in single layer to cool. (Potatoes can stand at room temperature for up to 2 hours.)

Heat oil in large Dutch oven over high heat to 375 degrees. Add all potatoes (they should just be submerged in oil) and cook, stirring occasionally with wire skimmer or slotted spoon, until deep golden brown and crispy, 20 to 25 minutes.

Transfer potatoes to paper towel–lined wire rack set in rimmed baking sheet. Season with salt to taste. Spoon 1/2 cup sauce onto bottom of large platter or 1 1/2 tablespoons sauce onto individual plates. Arrange potatoes over sauce and serve immediately, passing remaining sauce separately.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1584215403674{margin-top: 25px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_separator color=”custom” border_width=”3″ accent_color=”#ffffff”][/vc_column][/vc_row]