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Flavored with spicy Mediterranean flavors, my Spanish Patatas Bravas get an extra boost of intensity from fabulous Spanish sherry.

spanish patatas bravas

SPANISH PATATAS BRAVAS

Spanish Patatas Bravas are a wonderfully flavorful snack, especially when combined with a whole Tapas-style meal.

Flavored with spicy Mediterranean flavors, these potatoes get an extra boost of intensity from fabulous Spanish sherry. 

My Spanish Patatas Bravas is one of the most traditional tapas recipes you’ll encounter.  I’ve eaten them in Spain as part of a “tapas tour” in Barcelona and across the United States.  They appear with slight variations from place to place, but the basics are always the same.  Potatoes, tomatoes, onions and smoky paprika.  

This version kicks up the Spanish flavors a bit more with the addition of a good quality Spanish Sherry.  It makes all the difference, so please don’t skip this ingredient!

YOU’LL FIND THE RECIPE CARD AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST.

 

ROMANTIC TAPAS FOR TWO

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I created my Spanish Patatas Bravas for a Valentine’s evening Romantic Tapas for Two spread this year.  Why not take a little trip to Spain this Valentine’s Day?  Here’s what’s on the rest of the menu of this fabulous Valentine’s Day make-ahead spread!

 

Doesn’t that Valentine’s Day Romantic Tapas for Two look fabulous?  Why not give you and your sweetheart a first-class ticket to the Mediterranean Coast this Valentine’s Day?  

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Spanish patatas bravas

Spanish Patatas Bravas

Yield: 4 for Tapas
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Flavored with spicy Mediterranean flavors, these potatoes get an extra boost of intensity from fabulous Spanish sherry. They're a wonderful Tapas treat, especially when combined with a whole Tapas-style meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. Spanish olive oil
  • ¾ cup onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup dry Spanish sherry or white wine
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 14 oz. can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1-2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (to taste)
  • 2 tsp. sweet smoked Spanish paprika
  • 2 large potatoes, cut in 1 inch chunks (keep peel on)
  • Spanish olive oil
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

SAUCE

Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.  Add onion and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add garlic, cook for 60 seconds, stirring constantly. 

Pour in sherry, heat until it begins to simmer.  Add vinegar, tomatoes, crushed red pepper flakes and paprika.  Reduce heat to medium low and let simmer for 10-15 or until thick.

Optional Step:  Blend until smooth with a hand blender. Set aside or refrigerate until ready to assemble dish.

POTATOES

Preheat oven to 400 F.  In a medium bowl, toss potato chunks with olive oil, salt and pepper.  Place on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until browned and cooked through.  Toss potatoes half way through cooking time. 

Gently reheat sauce over low heat. Place cooked potatoes in serving dish and drizzle with sauce. Serve hot or room temperature with toothpicks for spearing potatoes chunks.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 315Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgCarbohydrates 51gFiber 7gSugar 14gProtein 6g
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