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Patatas Bravas (Spanish Fried Potatoes)

Spanish sharing plate made with fried potatoes with smoked and spicy bravas sauce: Patatas Bravas recipe!

January 3, 2022
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Patatas BravasPhoto By Petite Gourmets
Difficulty Easy
Servings 4 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 25 mins
Total 35 mins

Patatas Bravas Recipe Video



  1. Boil the potatoes without peeling them in a pot of hot water. Make sure not to cook it completely.
  2. Take the potatoes out of the pot and let them cool.
  3. Peel the onion and finely chop it. Then chop the garlic and crush it with a garlic press.
  4. Heat ¼ cup olive oil in a medium frying pan. Add the onion and sauté over medium heat until translucent or 5-6 minutes. Then add the crushed garlic and sauté the ingredients for a few more minutes. Make sure not to burn the garlic.
  5. Turn the stove down. Add the smoked paprika and cayenne pepper. Mix all the ingredients.
  6. Add the flour to the pan and mix well so that flour lumps do not form. Let all the ingredients sit in the hot pan for a few minutes. Then slowly add the water, stirring constantly. Keep mixing until the sauce thickens.
  7. Bring the sauce to a boil over high heat and add salt. Cook, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens or for 4-5 minutes.
  8. When the sauce is thick and creamy, remove the pan from the heat. Let it cool for a few minutes. Put the sauce in a blender to get a smooth texture.
  9. Peel and dice the cooled potatoes.
  10. Heat ¼ cup of olive oil in a large skillet. Add half of the potatoes you cut according to the size of your pan to the pan.
  11. Fry on medium heat until the potato cubes are fully cooked or lightly golden on the outside. Turn the potatoes regularly.
  12. After the potatoes are cooked, drain the excess oil with the help of a strainer and transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Then fry the remaining potatoes in the same way.
  13. Serve the potatoes with the bravas sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Patatas Bravas
Serves 4
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.6 g32.8%
Sodium 60 mg2.6%
Protein 4.7 g9.4%
Potassium 993 mg21.1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Use all-purpose potatoes for this recipe. You can choose Yukon gold or white potatoes.
  • Boil the potatoes a little before frying them. Put the potatoes in a saucepan without peeling them and boil them until they are soft. Be careful not to cook it completely.
  • Otherwise, the inside of the potatoes may not be cooked.
  • You can add less or more seasoning.
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Patatas Bravas or Fried Potatoes are classic Spanish tapas. Combination of crispy potatoes and smoky-spicy bravas sauce!

Prepare this delicious sharing platter for celebratory meals. Pour the sauce over the potatoes or serve separately as a dipping sauce. Enjoy the fried crispy potatoes with bravas sauce. Enjoy your meal.

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What Are Patatas Bravas?

Patatas bravas are one of the most popular tapas in Spain. Bravas is the name of the sauce. This dish consists of french fries and bravas sauce. This Patatas bravas made from perfectly fried potatoes with a smoky, spicy bravas sauce recipe is often served as a tapas or sharing plate.

What To Serve with Patatas Bravas?

Patatas Bravas are often served as a tapas or appetizer. It can be served with meat or vegetable dishes.

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How to Store Patatas Bravas?

Patatas Bravas are best enjoyed hot. However, it can also be eaten cold or reheated. It can be stored for several days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When storing Patatas Bravas, place potatoes and sauce in a separate container. This way you can prevent the potatoes from getting wet.

Reheat the potatoes and sauce separately before eating. Put the potatoes on the serving plate and serve with the bravas sauce and parsley.

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