Easy Spanish patatas bravas (fried potatoes)

Cooking Time 40 minutes

Serves 4-6


  • 2 red peppers
  • 8 tbsp olive oil; plus extra for greasing
  • 1 kg Carisma or Spudlite potatoes
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 red chilli
  • 150 g canned chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil

Yellow Potatoes

Red Potatoes


  1. Preheat the grill to high.
  2. Place the peppers on an oiled baking tray and grill for 10-15 minutes, turning regularly until the skin is blackened.
  3. Remove, cover with a damp tea towel and leave to cool. Peel off the skin, remove the seeds and roughly dice the flesh.
  4. Peel the potatoes and cut into 3 cm pieces.
  5. Heat 4 tbsp oil in a pan and fry the potatoes over a high heat for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Reduce the heat and cook the potatoes for 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally, until tender.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Meanwhile, peel and roughly chop the garlic.
  9. Deseed and finely dice the chilli.
  10. Heat the remaining oil in a pan and sauté the garlic and chilli.
  11. Add the roasted peppers and tomatoes, season everything with salt and pepper and purée with a hand blender until combined but still with some texture. Season to taste.
  12. Arrange the potatoes in bowls, drizzle with the sauce, sprinkle with basil and serve.

TIP: Serve with some other delicious tapas such as fried chorizo and slices of cheese

About This Recipe

Patatas bravas, also called patatas a la brava or papas bravas, all meaning “spicy potatoes”, is a dish native to Spain. They are traditionally enjoyed as part of a spread of tapas or appetisers.

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2 months ago

Looking good