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Potatoes in Brava Sauce — Patatas Bravas

These crisply baked potatoes in brava sauce are a favorite Spanish tapas dish. They can be prepared spicy, like in the original recipe, or as a milder version.
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vegan

20min    45min    easy  
  Water 83.9%  65/09/25  LA (1.8g) 4:1 (0.4g) ALA


Ingredients (for servings, )

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For the brava sauce
1 Onion (3.9 oz)
2 clovesGarlic, raw, organic (0.21 oz)
1 tbspCanola oil (0.49 oz)
25 ozTomatoes, red, raw
1 tspGround paprika (0.08 oz)
1 dashSugar, granulated (0.01 oz)
1 dashSalt (0.01 oz)
½ tspCayenne pepper (0.03 oz)
For the potatoes
21 ozPotatoes
3 tbspOlive oil (1.4 oz)
½ tspSea salt (0.09 oz)

Equipment

  • sieve or food mill (passe-vite)
  • skillet (frying pan)
  • oven
  • grater
  • casserole dish (baking dish)

Type of preparation

  • fry
  • bake
  • chop or grind
  • sieve
  • can (bottle)
  • sauté

Preparation

  1. For the brava sauce
    Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic. Steam both in a skillet with 1 tbsp olive oil on low heat.

  2. In the meantime, use a grater to coarsely grate the tomatoes. The skin will remain intact and should be discarded.

  3. Add the grated tomatoes and ground paprika to the skillet and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat and let simmer on low for about 12 minutes.

    In the original recipe, the author uses ½ tsp sweet ground paprika and ½ tsp hot paprika.

  4. Use a spoon to pass the tomatoes through a fine sieve or sieve them in a food mill. Add a pinch of sugar, season with salt, and if you like spicy foods add a little Cayenne pepper.

    The amounts listed for sugar, salt, and Cayenne pepper are only estimates. You can adjust these to meet your taste preferences.

  5. For the potatoes
    Clean and wash the potatoes, place on a baking sheet, and drizzle with the remaining olive oil. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt and bake in a preheated convection oven at 200 °C about 10-15 minutes, or until they are tender.

  6. Reheat the brava sauce, spoon onto the potatoes, and serve.

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Notes about recipe

These crisply baked potatoes in brava sauce are a favorite Spanish tapas dish. They can be prepared spicy, like in the original recipe, or as a milder version.

Brava: In Spanish, the term “brava” means brave or courageous. And depending on the amount of hot ground paprika and Cayenne pepper you use, trying these crispy baked potatoes in a spicy sauce is truly a test of courage.

Tips

High-quality ingredients: With simple recipes such as this one, it is best to use high-quality ingredients. In this way, a simple dish can become a true delicacy. This sauce owes its unique taste primarily to the ground paprika. The author uses a smoked Spanish paprika that is produced in the Extremadura, a region in western Spain, and known for its intense color and smoky flavor. Outside of Spain, this special praprika can be purchased online or in certain gourmet food shops. If you can’t source this type of paprika, you can also use the standard type available at your local grocery store.

Alternate preparation

Recommendations for ingredients: The original recipe calls for vine-ripened tomatoes as these give the sauce an especially nice flavor. However, normal tomatoes can also be used. For the potatoes, we recommend that you use small new potatoes.

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