Patatas Bravas is a widely popular tapas item in Spain. It translates to "Fierce Potato". Crispy potatoes in a spicy tomato sauce and drizzled with garlicky mayo. I can say hands down it is one of the most delicious things I've ever eaten. I took a bite and just took a moment to reflect. Wow. Food like this humbles and inspires me. The most simple ingredient combinations can create flavour magic. Do yourself a favour, make this, eat this...you need patatas bravas in your life, I promise.
You can either roast the potatoes or deep fry them. I have tried both ways, and OK for sure the deep fried are extra good, but if that doesn't work for you, roasting them gives you pretty great results too.
I find you don't need as much sauce as you might think. You want the tomato sauce to mix with the mayo with every bite you take. It honestly reminds me of rose sauce one would make for pasta. Really good.
A good trick is to cook the potatoes in salted boiling water first with baking soda. When you dump them into the strainer, shake the strainer around so the potatoes get "roughed up". This creates a surface area conducive to getting nice and crispy. Cool potatoes, then roast or fry to crispy spud perfection.
Difficulty : Easy
Serves : 4
Assemble your patatas bravas
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