"These fried potatoes are fiercely textured, fiercely flavored, fiercely presented, and fiercely enjoyed. How fierce is really up to you and your inner Spaniard. There are as many patatas bravas recipes as homes in Spain, and this is nothing more than my latest rendition." — Chef John
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garlic, minced, or more to taste
sherry vinegar, or more to taste
ground chipotle peppers
cayenne pepper, or more to taste
ground black pepper
ground chipotle peppers
russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
vegetable oil for frying
WOW muy delicioso! My fiance and I really enjoyed these patatas bravas! I was drooling waiting for them to finish, that's how amazing the kitchen smelled ;) Followed the recipe verbatim, it was quite simple. I especially loved the dipping sauce (any excuse to use my mortar and pestle!!). Thanks John for sharing your recipe! Fierce!
Fantastic! Marvelous! Delicious! As soon as I saw this recipe, I knew my boyfriend would go absolutely crazy for them, so I made them for our Valentine's dinner. I made the sauce and the spice mix the night before, which worked out wonderfully on the busy day. I followed this to the letter, and I wouldn't change a thing about them- the flavor combination is out of this world, the spice level is just about perfect, the crispy, crunchy exterior is the perfect housing for the tender potato within. The sauce is just lovely, and would be wonderful on many things. I debated on buying yet another vinegar, but am so happy I did not try to substitute anything else for the sherry vinegar- it is worth it to buy yourself a bottle if you don't keep it on hand. My boyfriend thinks me a kitchen super star- we devoured these with gusto! Thanks Chef John!
Holy ! These were FABULOUS and so easy to make! I made them as a side dish for a dinner party with some of my husband's family and everyone loved them so much I ended up having to make them again 2 days later! Thanks so much for this awesomely crunchy recipe!
FANTASTIC! Made exactly as written, and would not change a thing. I made the sauce the day before, which was great b/c it gave it more time for the flavors to blend. I have to admit that I did find this recipe a bit time consuming, but it was totally worth it...this is a keeper~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)
i've looked everywhere for a recipe to make potatoes like this! very crispy!
This was a tasty recipe that I'd definitely make again. Great for party food and with just the right texture, it's a party favorite!
So good! I can't stop eating..
These were amazing! I've always loved them at the tapas bars, and these were at least as good. They had great texture, crispy outside and tender inside. It took quite a bit longer than 5 minutes to get them to brown, but well worth the wait. The sauce was good, but not terribly necessary as they were very good with just the seasonings.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chef John's Patatas Bravas
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 497
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