Hadrien Bennett

Patatas Bravas

If I say tapas? Of course! I’m talking about Spain and all the fantastic tapas that you can have. This recipe brings me -way- back to one summer on holiday with my parents, beautiful summer, food, drinks, you name it, it was wonderful. During this holiday, I wasn’t vegetarian YET, we had a lot of discovery for food, and in mind, this was the first time I experienced the Spanish appetiser or more commonly known as tapas. I remember going to a bar, ordering drinks and -too- much tapas ’cause we wanted to try them all.
I still remember until the end of our holiday, every time we would go in a bar or restaurant, I would always look at the menu and check if they had patatas bravas and order them, each time, wouldn’t even want to try any other -HA!-. Since the holiday I haven’t had them, kind of missed it until I made them. For the first time EVERRR, as usual, when on a lil’ search on the internet and stumble upon -WAY- too many recipes. I didn’t know, the one to take. BUT, finally found the one that seemed the easiest and without an excessive amount of ingredients and spices and I had most of the ingredients already (big plus!). Am I boring yet? -LOL- Let’s get to it!



  • 4-6 medium-sized potatoes
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pinch smoked paprika
  • 1 pinch salt
Salsa Brava
  • 120 g mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/8 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 small pinch cayenne


  1. Peel the potatoes cut them into big chunks.
  2. Put them in the microwave high for 5 minutes, it will be quicker to cook in the frying pan after.
  3. Preheat a frying pan over medium heat with olive oil. Add the potatoes and cook them until you get a nice gold-ish colour and cooked in the middle. It takes 20 minutes or so.
  4. Mix the mayonnaise together with the garlic, paprika, chilli powder, salt and cayenne pepper.
  5. Transfer the roasted potatoes into little bowls and cover them with the sauce.

Simple and quick! And when I say quick I mean, you can make it under 30 minutes! Now, you can also impress your friends when they come -or- you go to their house! If you ask me, I would even make them as a side for lunch or dinner. You know, that’s how much I love them! I recently made a bunch and ate them as my lunch! Now! It’s your turn to tell me, have you ever been to Spain?


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