Patatas bravas recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 45 min
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  • This classic patatas bravas is so simple and easy to make. It’s the perfect side dish with soft potatoes and a rich tomato sauce. This Spanish recipe for spicy potatoes with a tomato sauce is traditionally served as part of a tapas meal – when lots of little dishes are served with sherry. Smoked paprika is essential for this dish, as it gives the unique flavour. You can get both sweet and hot varieties of the paprika – the hotter one would work best but go for sweet if you like your food a bit milder. You could also cheat and use a pack of frozen roast potatoes or even oven chips to make this recipe! This recipe serves 4 and will take around 1hr to prepare and cook.

    What to serve with patatas bravas

    We love them as a nibble on their own, but they are fantastic served with roast chicken wings or drumsticks. Or if you’re looking for a easy but fancy dinner with a difference, you could even serve them with a fillet of roasted cod. If you want to serve this patatas bravas dish in the more traditional way along with lots of different tapas dishes, we have a whole selection of delicious tapas recipes for you to cook up.


    • 500g potatoes, peeled
    • 3tbsp olive oil
    • 2tsp hot smoked paprika
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 8tbsp tomato ketchup


    • Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C Fan/Gas Mark 7.

    • Cut the potatoes into 3cm chunks, place in a large roasting dish and sprinkle with 2tbsp of the oil and and 1tsp paprika. Roast for 35-40 mins, adding the garlic for the final 5 mins, until golden.

    • Heat the remaining oil in a small pan and add the second teaspoon of paprika, stir quickly to release the flavours, then add the tomato ketchup and heat through. Stir it through the potatoes and serve hot.

    Top tip for making Patatas bravas

    Why not make this even quicker by using a hot chilli spiced tomato ketchup bought from the supermarket.

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