Patatas bravas recipe

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15 min


45 min

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This classic patatas bravas is so simple and easy to make. It’s the perfect side dish with soft potatoes and a rich tomato sauce. This Spanish recipe for spicy potatoes with a tomato sauce is traditionally served as part of a tapas meal – when lots of little dishes are served with sherry. We love them as a nibble on their own – and they are fantastic served with roast chicken wings or drumsticks or even roasted cod. Smoked paprika is essential as it gives the unique flavour, there are both sweet and hot varieties – ideally use the hotter one. You could also cheat and use a pack of frozen roast potatoes or even oven chips to make this recipe! This recipe serves 4 and will take around 1hr to prepare and cook.


  • 500g potatoes, peeled
  • 3tbsp olive oil
  • 2tsp hot smoked paprika
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 8tbsp tomato ketchup


  • Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C Fan/Gas Mark 7.

  • Cut the potatoes into 3cm chunks, place in a large roasting dish and sprinkle with 2tbsp of the oil and and 1tsp paprika. Roast for 35-40 mins, adding the garlic for the final 5 mins, until golden.

  • Heat the remaining oil in a small pan and add the second teaspoon of paprika, stir quickly to release the flavours, then add the tomato ketchup and heat through. Stir it through the potatoes and serve hot.

Top tip for making Patatas bravas

Why not make this even quicker by using a hot chilli spiced tomato ketchup bought from the supermarket.

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