• 10 minutes for preparation time plus 30 minutes cooking time

    Preparation Time

  • easy

    Difficulty Level

  • 6 (as appetizer)


The patatas (potatoes) bravas is a dish served in Spain, usually as an appetizer (tapas) at bars. The characteristic of the bravas sauce is its somewhat spicy flavor due to the pimentón picante (a type of smoked and hot paprika), the chili and the cayenne pepper. In the regions of Valencia and Catalonia, patatas bravas are traditionally served with aioli sauce, which can be substituted with mayonnaise.


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  • 750 gr potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 150 ml olive oil
  • 300 gr tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp hot paprika Sunspices
  • 1 bay leaf Sunspices
  • ½ tsp chili Sunspices
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar


  1. In a saucepan, we heat the 3 tbsp olive oil. When heated, we add the tomato paste and we sauté it for 1-2 minutes to release all their aroma and flavor. We add the tomato puree, the paprika, the bay leaf, and the chili and we simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the sauce is reduced by two thirds. We add the vinegar and we remove the saucepan from the heat.
  2. In the meantime, in a large pan, we heat half the oil. When heated, we add half the potatoes and we spread them in a single layer. We fry them for about 15 minutes until golden brown on all sides and cooked through. We remove them and drain them on absorbent paper. We repeat with the remaining oil and potatoes. We place the potatoes in a platter and we pour the sauce over the potatoes and, if we want, we add some aioli sauce or mayonnaise. We serve them warm.

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