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Patatas Bravas Recipe - potatoes in a spicy tomato sauce
14 August 2009 @ 19:21

Patatas Bravas - A classic tapas of potato cubes in a hot and spicy tomato sauce.  Usually served with other dishes.

900g potatoes
2 tbsp olive oil (for the potatoes)
3 tbsp olive oil (for the sauce)
1 small onion , chopped
2 garlic cloves , chopped
227g can chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp tomato purée
2 tsp sweet paprika (pimenton)
a good pinch chilli powder
a pinch of sugar
chopped fresh parsley , to garnish

Prepare ahead by heating the oil in a pan, add the onion and fry for about 5 minutes until softened. Add the garlic, tomatoes, tomato purée, paprika, chilli powder, sugar and salt and bring to the boil, stirring. Simmer for 10 minutes until pulpy. Set aside for up to 24 hours.

To serve, preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6/fan oven 180C. Cut the potatoes into small cubes and pat dry with kitchen paper. Spread over a roasting tin and toss in the oil, then season. Roast for 40-50 minutes, until the potatoes are crisp and golden.

Tip the potatoes into dishes and spoon over the reheated sauce. Sprinkle with the parsley and serve

Makes 10-12 tapas size portions

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