Patatas Bravas

Prep Time: 60 min Cook Time: 20 min
Servings: 6 Skill Level: easy

Garlic Olive Patatas Bravas.  A lighter take on the traditionally fried Spanish tapas dish, these potatoes are roasted with garlic-stuffed olives for a piquant twist. Serve these as an appetizer, or add a fried egg and side salad to turn them into a vegetarian meal.


For the Potatoes:

  • 2 pounds small red or yellow new potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons high-heat vegetable oil such as sunflower oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 jar Pearls Specialties Garlic Stuffed Queen Olives, drained well

For the Bravas Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion or shallot
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed or minced
  • 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Pinch red pepper flakes

For serving:

  • 1/4 cup good-quality mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Handful parsley leaves, torn or chopped
  • Red pepper flakes

Cooking Instructions

  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 400°F.
  2. Cut the potatoes into halves or quarters and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with the oil and salt and toss to coat. Arrange in a single layer, and bake until golden and tender, 30-40 minutes, tossing once or twice to brown them evenly. About 10 minutes before they’re done, add the olives and continue baking.
  3. Meanwhile, make the sauce. Heat the olive oil in a skillet set over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring for 1 minute, until it begins to soften. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, smoked paprika, and pepper flakes. Cook at a low simmer until thick and reduced, about 15 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise and lemon juice until combined. Refrigerate until needed.
    To serve, arrange the olives and roasted potatoes on a platter, dollop the tomato sauce and mayonnaise over the top. Repeat with as many layers as you wish. Garnish with the parsley and pepper flakes and serve right away.

with Us