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A plate of patatas bravas with sauce

Patatas Bravas Recipe

Patatas bravas are one of the most beloved Spanish tapas, thanks to their simple combination of fried potatoes and flavorful sauce. Make them at home with this easy recipe!
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Course: Appetizer, Tapa
Cuisine: Spanish
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 202.3kcal
Author: Melissa Haun


  • 4 medium potatoes
  • Olive oil for frying, about 1-2 cups
  • Salt
  • 1/2 cup of homemade bravas sauce


  • Peel the potatoes, rinse thoroughly, and dry with a paper towel.
  • Cut the potatoes into bite-size chunks.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the potatoes and adjust the heat to the lowest setting, allowing them to pre-cook for a few minutes.
  • Remove the potatoes and let them cool in the fridge for a few more minutes.
  • Turn the heat up to high and add the potatoes back into the pan.
  • Fry until crispy and golden.
  • Transfer the potatoes to a plate lined with paper towels to cool, and sprinkle with salt to taste.
  • To serve, drizzle the bravas sauce over the potatoes.
  • Dig in—no forks necessary!


For a great homemade bravas sauce recipe, check out the link in the post above. You can also add alioli for extra flavor and contrast!


Calories: 202.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.86g | Protein: 4.71g | Fat: 3.75g | Saturated Fat: 0.54g | Sodium: 246mg | Potassium: 998.1mg | Fiber: 5.14g | Sugar: 2.96g | Vitamin A: 132.6IU | Vitamin C: 44.1mg | Calcium: 29.54mg | Iron: 1.98mg
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