Bravas Potatoes / Spanish Potatoes

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author The following information about this recipe was contributed by Sherly James: Recipe photo, Ingredients & Preparation.


Small new potatoes : 500 gm
Spanish olive oil for frying : 2 cups
Sliced garlic cloves : 2
Crushed chillies :1/2 teaspoon
Ground cumin : 1/2 teaspoon
Paprika : 2 teaspoon
White wine vinegar : 2 table spoon
Red pepper-sliced : 1
Salt to taste
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Spanish potatoes / Bravas potatoes / Patatas Bravas simply means angry potatoes ( Not angry birds. 🙂 ). They are actually soft potatoes cooked in a spicy sauce , with a paste of garlic, chilies, cumin, paprika and vinegar and served as an appetizer, or tapas. There are variations in preparation like  fried, boiled or roasted potatoes.

Spanish potatoes preparation

  1. Wash and peel the potatoes. Cut them into pieces of 1/3″ to 1/2″ size.
  2. Sprinkle with salt.
  3. In a wide, deep, heavy bottom frying pan pour the olive oil and fry the potatoes, turning them often until they turn a bright golden.
  4. Crush together the garlic, chillies and cumin and mix with the paprika and vinegar to form a thick paste.
  5. Apply the garlic mixture to the potatoes with the sliced pepper and cook.
  6. Stir it for around 2 – 3 minutes.
  7. Place the potatoes on a plate or in a wide open dish. Serve along with tomato ketchup and the parsley scattered over.

Tried & Tasted by

Reeja Mytheenkunju

  • June 28, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Wowowow!!! 🙂 Yummy it looks…


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