Patatas Bravas

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Patatas bravas is a popular Spanish dish made with crispy potatoes and a spicy tomato-based sauce. It is a perfect appetizer or side dish to any meal. The dish is simple and easy to make with just a few ingredients that are commonly found in most kitchens.

In this recipe, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of making delicious Patatas bravas at home. With its crispy exterior and flavorful sauce, this dish is sure to impress your guests and satisfy your taste buds.

Why This Recipe Works

This recipe works because it combines the perfect balance of flavors and textures. The crispy potatoes, spicy sauce, and cooling aioli make for a satisfying and delicious dish. Additionally, it's versatile enough to be served as a side dish or appetizer, making it perfect for any occasion.

Furthermore, the simplicity of the ingredients and the cooking method make it a great choice for busy days or when you're looking for something quick and easy to prepare. With just a few key ingredients and minimal prep work, you can have a mouthwatering dish that impresses your guests and satisfies your taste buds.

Ingredients

Potatoes - The star of the dish, choose firm and starchy potatoes like Russets or Yukon Golds. Substitute with sweet potatoes for a twist.

Olive oil - Enhances the flavors and helps in achieving crispy potatoes. Substitute with vegetable oil if necessary.

Paprika - Adds a smoky, spicy flavor to the dish. Use smoked paprika for an authentic taste or substitute with regular paprika.

Garlic - Brings a pungent, savory element to the sauce. If unavailable, use garlic powder as a substitute.

Mayonnaise - The base for the cooling aioli, use store-bought or homemade. Substitute with yogurt or sour cream for a lighter option.

Tips

  • Cut potatoes evenly for consistent cooking and crispiness.
  • Use a hot oven and preheat the baking sheet for extra crispy potatoes.
  • Make the sauce ahead of time for a stronger flavor.
  • Adjust spiciness according to personal preference.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley for a pop of color and freshness.

How to Serve

Patatas Bravas can be served as an appetizer or a side dish, making it a versatile option for any meal. The dish is best enjoyed warm, allowing the flavors to truly shine.

  • Pair with grilled meats or fish for a hearty main course.
  • Serve as a tapas-style appetizer alongside other Spanish dishes like patatas alioli or gambas al ajillo.
  • Include in a build-your-own-tapas spread for a fun, interactive dining experience.

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patatas Branas

Patatas Bravas

Patatas bravas is a popular Spanish dish made with crispy potatoes and a spicy tomato-based sauce. It is a perfect appetizer or side dish to any meal.
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: patatas bravas, Potatoes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 4 medium-sized potatoes cubed
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ cup mayonnaise

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Place a baking sheet in the oven to preheat.
  • Toss potatoes with olive oil, paprika, and salt to taste. Spread on preheated baking sheet.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, turning halfway, until golden brown and crispy.
  • In a small bowl, combine garlic and mayonnaise. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Drizzle the aioli over the potatoes or serve on the side for dipping.

Nutrition

Calories: 1249kcal Carbohydrates: 3g Protein: 2g Fat: 138g Saturated Fat: 21g Polyunsaturated Fat: 56g Monounsaturated Fat: 58g Trans Fat: 0.2g Cholesterol: 47mg Sodium: 714mg Potassium: 57mg Fiber: 0.2g Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 228IU Vitamin C: 8mg Calcium: 21mg Iron: 1mg

Notes

  • Cut potatoes evenly for consistent cooking and crispiness.
  • Use a hot oven and preheat the baking sheet for extra crispy potatoes.
  • Make the sauce ahead of time for a stronger flavor.
  • Adjust spiciness according to personal preference.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley for a pop of color and freshness.
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