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These crispy, oven-baked potatoes topped with a sweet tomato sauce (aka patatas bravas), are a staple at Spanish tapas bars and easy to make at home! | aheadofthyme.com

Patatas Bravas (Spanish Potatoes with Tomato Sauce)


  • Author: Sam | Ahead of Thyme
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

These crispy, oven-baked potatoes topped with a sweet tomato sauce (aka patatas bravas), are a staple at Spanish tapas bars and easy to make at home!


Ingredients

Potatoes:

  • 8 small potatoes, peeled and cut in wedges
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 handful fresh flat-leaf parsley, leaves picked (optional, for garnish)

Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 large red onion, sliced
  • 1 carrot, finely sliced
  • 4 large tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 23 garlic cloves, diced
  • large handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F.
  2. Place the potatoes into a baking tin. Drizzle with olive oil and season with paprika, salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place in the oven. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until crisp and golden. Remove from the oven.
  3. In the meantime prepare your brava sauce. Heat a large saucepan with olive oil over medium high heat. Saute the onion and garlic for 3-4 minutes, until soft and translucent. Turn the heat down to low and add tomatoes and carrots. Cook covered for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove sauce from the heat and transfer to a food processor or blender. Add a large handful basil leaves. Puree for a minute until your sauce is smooth and creamy. Season to taste with chilli powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper.
  5. Serve the potatoes hot, with the sauce on the side or drizzled on top. Sprinkle with some parsley (optional) and serve.