Authentic Patatas Bravas

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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40 m servings 1564 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 1564 kcal
  • 78%
  • Fat:
  • 150.8 g
  • 232%
  • Carbs:
  • 54g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 7.3 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 5111 mg
  • 204%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  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.


  • 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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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.

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 ...

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

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