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I present to you the Authentic Spanish Patatas Bravas Recipe. This is the real deal folks, loaded with Spanish flavor and super easy to make. Patatas bravas are one of Spain´s most popular tapas dish and with one taste, you will know why. This is a very simple dish made with potatoes, brava sauce and homemade garlic aioli, yet the combination of all these flavors create and explosion of flavors.

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These patatas bravas are the perfect starter to any meal or you can even serve them as a side dish next some pan-seared cod for an incredible meal. Either way you serve these patatas bravas, they will surely be a hit.

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– The Secret to the Perfect Patatas Bravas –

Believe it or not the star of the dish are the potatoes, if they´re not cooked correctly, the dish just doesn´t taste the same. I like to broil my potatoes instead of frying them (which a lot of high-quality restaurants do in Spain). This gives the potatoes the perfect texture, soft in the inside with a little crisp on the outside.

Authentic Spanish Patatas Bravas Recipe - Spain on a Fork (5)Of course the brava sauce and aioli have to be spot-on as well to achieve the perfect patatas bravas. Watch the video below on how to make this Authentic Spanish Patatas Bravas Recipe or check out the recipe card below, which you can print. Salud!

Equipment I Used to Make this Recipe:
Chef´s Knife
Wood Cutting Board
Mortar & Pestle

Watch the Video Below on how to make this Authentic Spanish Patatas Bravas Recipe

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Authentic Spanish Patatas Bravas Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Total Time 30 minutes

Servings 4

Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork

Ingredients

FOR THE POTATOES

  • -2 medium yukon gold potatoes
  • -1 tbsp extra virgin Spanish olive oil
  • -sea salt
  • -black pepper

GARLIC AIOLI

  • -2 cloves garlic
  • -1 egg yolk
  • -1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • -1/2 cup extra virgin Spanish olive oil
  • -sea salt

BRAVA SAUCE

  • -1 clove garlic minced
  • -1/2 spanish pepper
  • -1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • -1/2 cup tomato puree
  • -sea salt
  • -black pepper
  • -white sugar

EXTRAS

  • -fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Peel 2 medium sized yukon gold potatoes, rinse them under cold running water and pat them completely dry, then cut each one into 4 quarters and cut each quarter into 6 evenly sized pieces and transfer into a large bowl, drizzle in a generous tablespoon of extra virgin Spanish olive oil, season with sea salt and a kiss of freshly cracked black pepper and toss together until well combined, transfer the potatoes into a baking tray lined with foil paper, make sure the potatoes are all in a single layer, add into a pre-heated oven bake/broil option at 250 C - 480 F between 22-23 minutes

  2. While the potatoes are cooking make the aioli and brava sauce, to make the aioli mince 2 cloves of garlic and add them to a mortar, using a pestle pound down on the garlic until you form a paste, then add 1 organic egg yolk, 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice and season with sea salt, start slowly pouring in about 1/2 cup of extra virgin Spanish olive oil while you stir everything together with the pestle, once all the oil is incorporated and you have achieved a mayonnaise like consistency (this takes between 3 to 4 minutes), cover the mortar and set aside

  3. To make the brava sauce finely mince 1 clove of garlic and deseed a spicy pepper and finely dice it, heat a small nonstick frying pan with a medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of extra virgin Spanish olive oil, about 1 minute later add the diced peppers and minced garlic and mix with the oil, 30 seconds later add a generous 1/4 teaspoon of smoked paprika and mix it all together, then add 1/2 cup of tomato puree and season with sea salt, freshly cracked black pepper and a kiss of white sugar, lower the fire to a low heat and mix until well combined and let it simmer until the potatoes are done

  4. Once the potatoes are cooked transfer them into a shallow bowl, then add the brava sauce on top of the potatoes and add a couple spoonfuls of the aioli, garnish with freshly chopped parsley, enjoy!

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13 Comments

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    Ritchie

    Authentic Spanish Patatas Bravas Recipe - Spain on a Fork (11)
    Tasty but surely your other brava sauce recipe is the authentic one, the one from Madrid, without garlic or tomato.

    26 . Oct . 2023

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      Spain on a Fork

      Those are the authentic ones in Madrid, however, in Valencia, many places serve them this way and not like they do in Madrid 🙂 Much love

      26 . Oct . 2023

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    m de soler

    You remind of my days in Spain as a student .Great food, great people. I am going to try to make it. I don’t if it is going to be as good as yours
    thank you for sharing

    21 . Apr . 2020

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      Spain on a Fork

      Thanks for the comment 🙂 I´m sure you will rock this dish! much love

      22 . Apr . 2020

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    Geraldine

    This looks so amazing and you make it look so easy. Looking forward to making this.

    09 . Feb . 2019

    • Authentic Spanish Patatas Bravas Recipe - Spain on a Fork (16)

      Spain on a Fork

      It’s a classic dish, thanks for the comment 🙂 much love

      09 . Feb . 2019

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    Geraldine

    This looks amazing and the oven way of doing it, you make it look so easy.

    09 . Feb . 2019

    • Authentic Spanish Patatas Bravas Recipe - Spain on a Fork (18)

      Spain on a Fork

      A lot healthier in the oven than fried, much love

      09 . Feb . 2019

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    Emma - Bake Then Eat

    Those potatoes look amazing!

    06 . Oct . 2018

    • Authentic Spanish Patatas Bravas Recipe - Spain on a Fork (20)

      Spain on a Fork

      Thank you Emma 🙂 much love

      07 . Oct . 2018

  7. Authentic Spanish Patatas Bravas Recipe - Spain on a Fork (21)

    Rachael

    Very excited to try this – I love having this tapa in Spain but I could never perfect the brava sauce or aioli at home 🙂

    15 . Sep . 2018

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      Spain on a Fork

      You will love this Rachel! thanks for the comment, much love

      15 . Sep . 2018

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