Patata Bravas

Cuisine: Spanish

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Serves: 4

Patatas bravas is one of Spain's special dishes - a go-to choice for an appetizer or a snack to share along with your friends and family. The special part of it is the sauce. If you're a true spice fanatic, it's packed with flavors that will blow your mind. 

  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 2 cups of olive oil for frying 
  • Salt 
  • ½ cup homemade bravas sauce

An easy homemade Patatas bravas recipe.

  1. Peel the potatoes, rinse them thoroughly, and dry them with a cloth or a paper towel. 
  2. Cut the potatoes into bite-sized chunks.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the potatoes and adjust the heat to the lower flame allowing them to pre-cook for a few minutes. 
  4. Once pre-cooked, remove the potatoes and let them cool in the fridge for a few minutes. 
  5.  Turn the heat up to high and add the potatoes back in the pan and fry until crispy and golden. 
  6. Transfer the potatoes to a plate lined with paper towels and sprinkle with salt to taste. 
  7. Drizzle the bravas sauce over the potatoes and dig in! 

Chef Tip: Pre-cooked potatoes when cooled in the fridge can be fried crisply and golden. 

Patatas bravas is one the most beloved Spanish Tapas, thanks to their simple combination of fried potatoes and flavorful sauce. Now try this easy recipe and dig in - no forks necessary. 

Quick Bites

Fun Fact

• Its name comes from the spicy cayenne, which is essential in the sauce.

• Patatas bravas are typically served in bars in many regions of Spain as tapas or "ración". It's considered one of the cheapest tapas due to its inexpensive ingredients.

Historical Fact

• The origin of the dish comes from two Madrid establishments that currently no longer exist: La Casa Perico and La Casona. Much is said about which of the two places was really the creator of white potatoes, but in 1960 the tails to try this dish were mythical.

• It is a typical dish of Spanish cuisine, although its origin is really from Madrid.

Nutrition Fact

• A medium plate Patatas Bravas has 13g of Carbs, 13g of fat, and 2g of Protein.