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.



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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