Preparing The Perfect Spanish-Style Patatas Bravas

As a foodie, I believe that potatoes are heaven sent. There are so many ways to enjoy them and in my travels, I realized that different countries have their own special way of preparing potatoes. For me, this means discovering more recipes while immersing myself in a culture’s unique flavor. If you’re tired of the usual mashed potatoes or French fries, do yourself a favor and try out Spanish-style patatas bravas.

La Tasca Spanish Tapas Restaurant
Image source: Telegraph.co.uk

Before marching to the nearest Spanish resto, save yourself from horrible Yelp reviews and cook the recipe yourself. All it takes are potatoes, tomato sauce or chopped tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, onion, and spices. Here is a simple step-by-step recipe:

1.Boil the potatoes and cut in quarters.
2.Preheat your oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
3.Start sautéing the garlic and onion in olive oil. After five minutes, add the tomato sauce. Once the sauce and the spices are done, you can go back to the potatoes.
4.Put the potatoes in a tray with olive oil and bake for about ten minutes.
5.Pour the sauce in the tray. Add cheese, garlic powder or more spices if desired.
6.Bake for another ten minutes or until the potatoes are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
7.Let it cool for a while and enjoy.

Some people prefer to deep fry the potatoes and add bacon bits or ground meat but if you want your patatas bravas simple and healthy, follow the recipe above. Trust me, once you’ve tried this dish, you’d want to have this for dinner every night.

dolce-herminia-patatas-bravas-barcelona
Image source: Driftwoodjournals.com

Au revoir, French fries. Hola, patatas bravas!

Hi, Naman Wakil here. I love everything about food. I am a freelance food blogger based in Los Angeles. Apart from being a foodie, I am also a traveler and a budding photographer. I hope to travel to all countries around the world and eat their specialties before I start my own restaurant. Follow this page for more delicious adventures.

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