Monday, 18 July 2011

PATATAS BRAVAS


Potatoes although eaten as a staple to bulk up meals, can also be a astand alone dish. In itself, it already has a lot of taste. 

Patatas bravas is a staple tapas dish which consists of fried potato wedges served with a spicy (hence the name) tomato based dip. The name literally means fierce potatoes. It is also sometimes served with a mayonnaise type dip similar to a seafood dressing but spiked with paprika and cayenne.
I chose to roast my patatas bravas because roasting intensifies the natural taste of potatoes. This would be very nice as part of a tapas spread or as a side dish. 



Ingredients:


8 medium or 10 small potatoes, cut into wedges lengthwise
2 tsps. salt
1/4 c. cooking oil
1/4 tsp.ground black pepper
1 tsp. sea salt


Method:


Pre-heat the oven to 350° F/ 180° C. 

Put the potatoes in a pan and add water to barely cover it. Add the 2 tsps. of salt and boil for 5 minutes. 

Drain. 

Heat up the cooking oil in a pan. Tip in all of the potatoes. Stir to coat with oil. 

Transfer to a non stick baking tray or tray with a non-stick liner and sprinkle with the ground black pepper and the sea salt. Bake for 30 minutes or until brown. Serve with the dip.


Bravas dip:


1/2 c. light mayonnaise
1/4 c. tomato sauce
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. salt
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. chilli powder


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10 comments:

  1. I love roasted potatoes! I'm going to have to try them with this dip next time.

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  2. I can eat this any time of the day with that spicy dip. Love that it is roasted instead of fried.

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  3. Roasted potatoes! My elder girl is definitely going crazy over this! :D

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  4. I love (no, I meant really LOVE) patatas bravas... I ate a ton in Spain, and I never found a convincing recipe for salsa brava... and now I have it! My life is over ;)

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  5. Oh, My! I love potatoes....but these are super potatoes!

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  6. WOW, those are nothing short of fierce!! They sound yummy-good!

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  7. I honestly didn't know the trick of dipping in the oil to cook potatoes first!!! I usually brush potatoes with oil, but THIS is perfect and make it nicely browned. I'm going to use your method from now on! Even it-looks-easy recipe inspires others. :-)

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  8. I haven't had these for ages and now I'm craving these. They look fantastic and with the salt and THAT DIP! Wow. Must try this.

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  9. Hi Adora! Congrats on your Top 9 in fbuzz again! :D

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