Patatas Bravas

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When I went to Barcelona I was really frustrated.  Here I was exploring new food and cultures yet forced to travel with a biddie clan of girls who were disgusted by anything that didn’t resemble a meal from Chilis.  That eventually led to them consuming a steady diet of croquettes and patatas bravas.  I scoffed at them.  How could you pass up on these traditional Mediterranean delicacies?  Well, I learned the reason behind their infatuation when a bid offered me a bite of her patatas bravas.  Ummm what? Why are these amazing? Ugh lesson learned.  Don’t be mean to the biddies because one day you will be writing a blog post about their amazing food choices.

Patatas Bravas 


2 pounds potatoes ( I used Yukon) cut into 1- 1/2 inch chunks

2 tbs olive oil


Preheat the oven to 375.  Toss the potatoes in olive oil and salt and pepper and roast for 50 minutes on a baking sheet.

Tomato Sauce

3 tbs olive oil

salt and pepper

1 can chopped tomatoes

1 can diced tomatoes

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 yellow onion diced

1/2 cup white wine

3 garlic cloves minced


Heat olive oil in a pan and cook garlic and onions until translucent and fragrant.  Add tomatoes and diced tomatoes, paprika, and salt and pepper.  Add wine and cook for 10 minutes until reduced.  Set aside.

Garlic Aioli

5 cloves garlic

1/2 cup mayonnaise

Juice of one lemon

salt and pepper 


Mince garlic and combine all ingredients together.

Arrange potatoes on a dish and top with tomato sauce then garlic aioli.

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3 thoughts on “Patatas Bravas

  1. ericaeckman says:

    One of my fav. things to order at a tapas restaurant! Cool!

    I recently started my own lifestyle/food blog (like yesterday haha) and I would love your feedback!! Would you mind checking it out? Thanks so much 🙂

  2. Ngan R. says:

    OMG I was just thinking about this dish yesterday and was wondering about how to make it! Perfect–now I have the recipe! Looks delicious.

  3. Mmmh I love patatas bravas!!!

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