Patatas Bravas is a recipe native to Spain and usually served as tapas. Bring the potatoes to life with some garlic, parsley and thyme.

patatas bravas
Serves:  6
Fresh from the garden:  Garlic, parsley, potatoes, red onion, thyme
Season:  Winter/Spring


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What to do

  • 1. Prepare all of the ingredients based on the instructions in the ingredients list.

  • 2. Pour 2 tablespoons of the olive oil (reserving 1 tablespoon for later) into the large frying pan and heat on medium-high.

  • 3. Add the potatoes and cook until they are golden brown (about 10 minutes). Using a slotted spoon or spatula, remove the potatoes and set aside on kitchen paper to drain.

  • 4. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the small frying pan.

  • 5. Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes, then add the garlic, cayenne pepper, thyme and paprika, and cook for another 30 seconds.

  • 6. Pour the tomatoes into the pan and sauté for 5 minutes.

  • 7. Turn the heat off.

  • 8. Season the sauce, to taste.

  • 9. Divide the potatoes equally between the serving platters.

  • 10. Pour the sauce over the potatoes, and sprinkle with parsley.

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