Patatas Bravas (Fried Potatoes in Spicy Sauce)

fried potato in salsa
Patatas bravas also called patatas a la brava or papas bravas, is a traditional Spanish dish. Fried potatoes served warm with a sauce such as a spicy tomato sauce or a mayonnaise. This dish is commonly served in restaurants and bars throughout Spain, where it is traditionally accompanied by a shot of orujo or a glass of wine.It is one of the most spicy dishes served in Spain.


Potatoes -500gms
olive oil
Fresh Parsley

For the sauce

Onion -1 medium
Garlic cloves-3
Chopped tomatoes-3
Paprika-2 tsp
Chilli powder-1tsp
Sugar-1 pinch(optional)

Preparation method

  1. Heat oil in a pan,add the chopped onions and fry it till it gets softened.
  2. Add chopped garlic cloves, chopped tomatoes, chilli powder, paprika,salt and sugar,mix it well.
  3. Cover and cook it for 12 mins in a medium flame.keep it aside.
  4. peel and cut the potatoes into cubes and pat dry.
  5. Heat vegetable oil in a pan and fry the potatoes until it reaches crisp and golden brown.
  6. Add the fried potatoes into the sauce and toss it.
  7. Garnish it with fresh chopped parsley leaves.