Authentic Patatas Bravas

Posted by Gieselle Baerveldt on

Patatas Bravas, a dish native to Spain, are served as tapas in restaurants and bars across the country. It consists of fried white potatoes served warm with a spicy tomato sauce and aioli (or mayonnaise). This quick and easy recipe is a great snack, appetizer, or as part of your next tapas night!

Porción:  2


- 2 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" cubes
- 2 cups olive oil
- 1 tablespoon salt          
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped         
- 1 red chile, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon Fuente Smoked Sweet & Spicy Paprika
- 1 (14 oz.) can whole peeled tomatoes, drained
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise



1. Combine potatoes, 2 cups olive oil, and 3 teaspoons salt in a large cold skillet. Heat on low and cook until potatoes are softened, 12-15 minutes. Increase heat to high and fry until golden, 5 to 6 minutes. Drain on paper towles.
2. Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion with 1 teaspoon salt in the hot oil until onion has softened, 3 - 4 minutes. Add garlic, chile, and Fuente Smoked Sweet & Spicy Paprika; simmer for 1 to  2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and return to a simmer. Transfer tomato mixture to a blender, cover, and puree until tomato sauce is smooth. 
3. Serve patatas bravas with tomato puree and mayonnaise for dipping.
4. Enjoy!

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