Video: Chef John’s Patatas Bravas
See how to make “fierce” and flavorful crispy Spanish potatoes.
In this video, you’ll see how to make patatas bravas, the famous fried Spanish potatoes, and a spicy aioli sauce. If you love Spanish tapas, then you know all about these amazing fried potatoes. Chef John will show you the best potatoes to use for this recipe. Before frying the potatoes, you’ll boil them in water flavored with smoked paprika, cumin, bay leaves, and salt. The key to getting crunchy, crispy potatoes is to let the boiled potatoes dry completely before adding them to hot oil. Put dry, cool potatoes into the hot oil, and they will emerge golden brown, extra crunchy, and delicious. You’ll also see how to make the aioli and a seasoning salt for the potatoes. Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John’s Patatas Bravas. Top with the spicy aioli and some chopped parsley. See more Chef John videos >>
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