Authentic Patatas Bravas


  • 2russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cups olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1red chile, minced
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 (14 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, drained
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Combine potatoes, 2 cups olive oil, and 3 teaspoons salt in a large cold skillet. Heat on low and cook until potatoes are softened, 12 to 15 minutes. Increase heat to high and fry until golden, 5 to 6 minutes. Drain on paper towels.


  • Step 2

    Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion with 1 teaspoon salt in the hot oil until onion has softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic, chile, and smoked paprika; simmer for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and return to a simmer. Transfer tomato mixture to a blender, cover, and puree until tomato sauce is smooth.

  • Step 3

    Serve patatas bravas with tomato puree and and mayonnaise for dipping.

  • Editor's Note:

    The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of olive oil. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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