Classic patatas bravas

    45 min

    A classic, authentic Spanish patatas bravas recipe served with the traditional homemade tomato sauce that makes this tapas dish so delicious!

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 onion, sliced
    • 1 clove garlic, peeled
    • 1 dried red chilli
    • 100ml extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 (200g) piece Serrano ham
    • 2 dessertspoons paprika
    • 2 dessertspoons plain flour
    • 5 tomatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 2 to 4 tablespoons white wine
    • 4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 2cm pieces
    • extra virgin olive oil for frying
    • salt to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. In a large saucepan, heat 100ml olive oil. Add the onion, garlic, red chilli and piece of ham. Cook and stir constantly for 10 minutes. Add the paprika and flour. Stir and cook for a minute, ensuring the flour does not burn. Add the tomatoes, salt and sugar. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and cover, then simmer for 10 minutes.
    2. Remove the ham from the tomato mixture and set aside for another use. Add the wine to the tomato mixture. Using a hand-held blender, blend the tomato mixture till smooth (alternatively, puree in batches in a food processor or blender). Set tomato sauce aside until ready to serve.
    3. Heat extra virgin olive oil in a large saucepan or deep fryer until very hot but not smoking, about 180 degrees C. Add the potatoes and deep fry until golden brown. Remove from the oil and allow to drain on a plate lined with kitchen paper.
    4. Salt the potatoes to taste. Serve immediately with sauce drizzled over top. Enjoy!


    Classic patatas bravas
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    The Spanish got one thing right with these beauty!  -  16 Nov 2016  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)