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easy patatas bravas recipe

Easy Patatas Bravas Recipe

Patatas Bravas recipe will bring you a taste of Spain directly to your home.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4


Dipping sauce:

  • 1 garlic clove, minced (or more to taste)
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar or more to taste
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or more to taste

Spice blend:

  • 1 tbsp salt
  • ½ ground pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp ground chipotle peppers
  • 2 quarts of water
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cups oil for frying


  • To make the dipping sauce, using a mortar or food processor, make a paste with the garlic, ½ tsp smoked paprika, and a pinch of salt
  • To this paste, add mayonnaise, sherry vinegar, tomato paste, a pinch of cayenne, and chipotle chili powder. Mix until well combined, cover, and refrigerate
  • Make the spice mix for sprinkling over fried potatoes. In a small bowl, mix 1 tbsp salt, ½ tsp smoked paprika, ½ tsp chipotle chile powder, and pepper to taste. Set aside for later.
  • Prepare your cooking broth for potatoes: measure 1 tbsp salt, 1 tsp smoked paprika, cumin, and bay leaves, and add to a medium pot with 2 quarts of water
  • Heat 2 cups of oil in a medium-sized skillet and fry potatoes until golden brown. Place fried potatoes in a paper towel-lined plate and sprinkle with the reserved spice mix.
  • Bring broth to a boil and add potato cubes. Cook for 5 to 6 mins, just until a bit tender but not fully cooked. Strain and let potatoes cool completely.
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