Authentic Patatas Bravas Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Authentic Patatas Bravas Recipe
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Authentic Patatas Bravas

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"Spanish tapas are tasty small plates that when combined can create a light supper or serve as a great appetizer. Patatas Bravas are tasty fried potato cubes served with a smoky, spicy dipping sauce."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins
  • READY IN

    40 mins

Directions

  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 to 15 minutes. Increase heat to high and fry until golden, 5 to 6 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
  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 to 4 minutes. Add garlic, chile, and smoked 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 and mayonnaise for dipping.
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Footnotes

  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of olive oil. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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May 12, 2013

This patatas bravas recipe is excellent. Very authentic! I reduce both the amount of salt the potatoes are fried in and the amount of oil a little though.

 
Dec 09, 2012

These were very good. The potatoes are very fluffy inside. I did cut down on the amount of olive oil used, as it would have made this inexpensive recipe a lot more expensive and I didn't feel that it was necessary. Thanks for the recipe

 

3 Ratings

Nov 30, 2012

anything Chef John puts his hands in turns out so good. made them tonight and sauce this stuff is Awesome

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 1564 kcal
  • 78%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 54 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 150.8 g
  • 232%
  • Fiber
  • 8.2 g
  • 33%
  • Protein
  • 7.3 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 5111 mg
  • 204%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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