Kitchen Diaries: Patatas Bravas

I did a semester abroad in Madrid, Spain when I was in college and one of my favorite tapas I had there was Patatas Bravas. It's basically baked potatoes with bravas sauce (the ingredients of which I will list below). It's simple yet delicious and I definitely had an entire meal of just patatas bravas and nothing else (well, except sangria of course). I found myself craving this dish recently and I decided to turn to Pinterest to find the recipe. Read on to find the recipes and the instruction (originally found here):

  • One can of tomato paste
  • Salt
  • 3 garlic cloves 
  • Garlic powder to taste (at least 1 tsp)
  • 1/2 tsp of paprika
  • 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper 
  • 2-3 tsp of Sriracha sauce (or hot sauce)
  • 2 lbs of baby potatoes 
  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 of a yellow onion, diced
1. Cut the potatoes into quarters and boil them in hot water for about 15 min. Preheat oven to 425F
2. Once boiled, place the potatoes onto a baking pan and cover with a mix of about 3 tbsp of olive oil and a generous mix of salt and garlic powder
3. Place the potatoes into the oven and bake for about 20 minutes
4. For the bravas sauce, heat a bit of olive oil (1 tbsp) in a skillet and add the onions, garlic, and a pinch of salt. Stir until the onions become translucent. 

5. Stir in paprika, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Add the tomato paste, a cup of water, and the Sriracha sauce. If you like spicy foods, you can add more but if you prefer your bravas sauce with less of a kick, add less. Stir the mixture for about 10 minutes
6. Once the potatoes are done baking, place them in a bowl or place and put the pour a bit of the bravas sauce on top. Enjoy!
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  1. Thanks for sharing this simple and delicious recipe !


  2. Oh yum! I bet this tastes delicious & looks so easy!

  3. Sounds great! Love the recipe and the photos!


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