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Patatas Bravas Recipe

Hola! I decided to recreate the patatas bravas that I had for tapas in the Spanish restaurants! When making the patatas, I accidentally picked up the vinegar instead of the olive oil to cook them in! This worked out well as the patatas turned out very crispy and delicious cooked in a mixture of vinegar and olive oil!

Patatas Bravas

Patatas Bravas

Makes 1 portion

Patatas Ingredients

2            Large potatoes

1 tbsp    Vinegar

1 tbsp    Olive oil

1/2 tsp   Sea salt

1/2 tsp   Black pepper

Bravas Sauce Ingredients

1 tsp      Olive oil

1 clove  Garlic

1 can     Chopped tomatoes

1 tbsp   Tomato puree

1 tsp      Cayenne pepper

1 tsp      Paprika

1/2 tsp   Sea salt

1/2 tsp   Black pepper


Preheat the oven to 200C.

Chop the potatoes into pyramids. Now place them on a baking tray and drizzle with vinegar and olive oil. Put the tray in the oven and bake for 45 minutes or until browned and crispy.

To make the bravas sauce, heat olive oil in a sauce pan over a low heat. Add the chopped garlic and fry for a minute or two. Then add the can of tomatoes, tomato puree, cayenne pepper, paprika, sea salt and black pepper. Simmer on a low heat while the potatoes cook.

Pile the patatas onto a plate and spoon some of the spicy bravas sauce over the patatas. Serve warm. Store the excess bravas sauce in a container in the fridge. Very tasty on chips!


Sauteed Garlic Mushrooms Recipe

Ever since I tried these garlic mushrooms (champinones) as a tapas in an authentic Spanish restaurant in Jalon I have wanted to make them! They are so simple to make and so tasty! Today we stayed in and relaxed by the pool and I made them for lunch on toast.

Sauteed Garlic Mushrooms

Serves 1


1 tbsp Olive oil

3 Medium button mushrooms

1 Garlic clove

1/2 tsp Dried parsley

1/2 tsp Sea salt


Heat the olive oil in a frying pan on a low heat.

Thinly slice the mushrooms and add to the pan. Chop the garlic and add to the pan. Season with the parsley and sea salt and mix in.

Saute on a low heat for 15-20 minutes until the mushrooms are delicately soft and slightly brown. Regularly stir and turn over the mushrooms.

Serve warm as a tapas snack or delicious served on toast.