Monday, July 12, 2010

Patatas Bravas - Delicious Potatoes Spanish Way

Hello friends,

Here is my first entry for my event A.W.E.D. - Spain started by DK. I was looking for something to prepare which would become my family favorite and here is the perfect recipe. 

They are a type of Tapas, which means appetizer in Spanish. These little potatoes are probably the most traditional tapas food in Spain. They can be found almost everywhere. These are mostly served as one of the most common bar snack.

When I was looking for this recipe, I found various recipes, so I just kind of combined a few and made my own version of this potato recipe.

Patatas Bravas

For Patatas
Potatoes - 3 medium sized potatoes, diced/cubed (it came about 2.5 cups)
Salt - as per taste
Oil - for shallow frying
For Bravas
Onion - 1/2 cup, finely chopped
Tomato - 1 cup, finely chopped
Garlic - 3 big cloves, minced
Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
Cayenne Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Oil - 1 tbsp
Water - 1/2 cup

For Patatas
  • Take a pan in a water. Let it boil.
  • Add the diced potatoes and salt and let them get half cooked.
  • Now, take some oil in a wide non stick pan and shallow fry the cubes till golden brown.
For Bravas
  • Take a pan, add oil.
  • Add onions and garlic let them fry till onion becomes translucent.
  • Add tomatoes and both the powders and mix well.
  • Add water and cook till tomatoes get all mushy.
  • Let it cool slightly and grind everything smoothly.

Take patatas in a plate and pour little bravas on top and serve them as an appetizer. If you want to, you can mix them up as well or let your guests mix them as they want.

That's all for now. Take care till next post.


Unknown said...

Great presentation ! Love the name of your blog too :)

Kiran said...

Delicious patatas with bravas.Nice to know that Spanish cuisine has similar flavors like ours.

sweetartichoke said...

A yummy appetizer! We were in Barcelona a couple of months ago, and I must confess eating these patatas bravas every day... ;-)

Raks said...

Very new to me,sounds delicious! Very tempting!

Aruna Manikandan said...

sounds interesting and very tempting dear!!!!

Nithu Bala said...

Priya, this is so delicious..Priya, I'm just feeling like eating it right now:-)

Jaisy James said...

looks yummy yummy

Satya said...

yummy patatas bravas ....looks so delicious ...very colorful tempting snack

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Lovely potato dish! Looking delicious.
Hey I tried one of your dish and I will be posting about it soon.

Reeni said...

These potatoes looks so tasty Priya! I would like them for a side dish too!

Swathi said...

Looks really good. nice one.

Swathi said...

Looks really good. Nice one.

Indian Cuisine Blogroll said...

Looks delicious..will try some day...

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious tempting recipe

Elaichii said...

That looks so creamy and yummy!

Torviewtoronto said...

Delicious curry

Unknown said...

Thats a really tempting appetizer..Would love to try it soon..

SS blogs here said...

Hey Priya.. nice to see you experimenting with Spanish cuisine!

I have a question, the patatas are half cooked in salt + boiling water. Do you shallow fry them after that in some oil? They look brownish in the pic. Maybe I missed in the text whether you fry them after being half cooked. (I will check back for a reply here later!) :)

Unknown said...

SS, you are absolutely right. I had missed to type that part, I updated the recipe now. Thanks for noticing, glad that at least someone is reading the :)

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

love spanish/mexican cuisines...its so like ours and can b experimented with touch of our flavors...lovely dish...ur pic is telling me to grab the plate right away........looks wonderful ..

Unknown said...

Lovely tapas! Looks inviting.

PranisKitchen said...

really delicious one.nice presentation

Priya Suresh said...

Lipsmacking tapas, i was planning to make the same too..urs tempts me a lot..

Krishnaveni said...

interesting recipe...looks so beautiful

Sailaja said...


aipi said...

that looks delish and easy Priya.. surely on my to do list:)

subhashini said...

looks delicious


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