Monday 18 July 2011


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. 


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


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. 


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

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

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

  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 ;)

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

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

  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. :-)

  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.

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


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