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
- 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
- Peel the potatoes cut them into big chunks.
- Put them in the microwave high for 5 minutes, it will be quicker to cook in the frying pan after.
- 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.
- Mix the mayonnaise together with the garlic, paprika, chilli powder, salt and cayenne pepper.
- 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?