Patatas Bravas (Fierce Potatoes)
When topped with a spicy tomato and chilli sauce, crispy potato cubes become Patatas Bravas - literally Fierce Potatoes. Patatas Bravas is often served in Spain, as a tapas dish.
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 1 small red chilli, finely chopped
- 4 med. tomatoes, chopped
- 1/2 tsp pimenton or paprika
- 500g potatoes, cut in 1 inch cubes
- 1 tsp coarse sea salt
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
Bring a pan of salted water to the boil, add the cubed potatoes, bring back to boil, then reduce heat and simmer gently for 5 minutes. Drain and leave to dry out in colander.
Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the potato cubes and fry until golden and crisp - about 15 minutes.
To make the sauce, heat the remaining 1 tbsp olive oil in a small frying pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and chilli and fry for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and paprika and cook for 5 minutes until tomatoes are softened. Season to taste, then remove from heat.
Sprinkle the sea salt over the potatoes and transfer to a warm serving dish. Top with the sauce and gently mix.
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