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All Recipes, Tapas / October 7, 2022

AMAZING 10 Minute Patatas Bravas | Authentic Flavors & Easy to Make

Patatas bravas are Spain´s most popular tapas dish, and now you can make them at home in just 10 minutes. Yes you read that correctly, just 10 minutes from start to finish! We´re talking authentic Spanish flavors, super easy to make and made using the simplest ingredients.

AMAZING 10-Minute Patatas Bravas
The secret to these 10-Minute Patatas Bravas is cooking the potatoes in the microwave. You will need microwave safe bags, which are the same ones as oven bags. You can find them at your supermarket, where they sell the foil paper and cling wrap.

AMAZING 10-Minute Patatas Bravas
I topped off the potatoes with a very simple garlic mayo aioli and some hot smoked Spanish paprika, to give it that authentic spicy kick. You can veganize this recipe by using a plant based mayonnaise.

AMAZING 10-Minute Patatas Bravas

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: It took me exactly 8 minutes to fully cook the potatoes in the microwave (at its strongest setting). But every microwave heats differently. So it might take you 7 minutes or even up to 9 minutes.

AMAZING 10-Minute Patatas Bravas

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Watch the Video Below on How to Make these AMAZING 10-Minute Patatas Bravas

AMAZING 10-Minute Patatas Bravas

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 249 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 1 1/2 lbs baby red potatoes 700 grams
  • 1/2 cup low fat mayonnaise 115 grams
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp lemon juice 5 ml
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 ml
  • dash hot smoked Spanish paprika
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper
  • fresh parsley


  1. Wash and pat dry the potatoes, then cut into small bite-sized 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) thick pieces

  2. Add the cut potatoes into a microwave safe bag (I used Reynolds oven bags), along with 1 tbsp (15 ml) extra virgin oive oil, a pinch of sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, seal the bag and mix together so the potatoes are evenly coated, then using a fork pierce the bag all over

  3. Add the bag of potatoes into a microwave, at its highest setting, and go between 7 to 9 minutes (mine took 8 minutes to fully cook through)

  4. Meanwhile, add the mayonnaise into a bowl, finely grate in the garlic, add the lemon juice, 1 tbsp (15 m) extra virgin olive oil and season with sea salt and black pepper, whisk together and set aside

  5. Once the potatoes are cooked through, transfer into a serving dish, add the garlic mayo aioli over the potatoes, sprinkle with a generous portion of hot smoked Spanish paprika and garnish with fresh parsley, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Get the Hot Smoked Spanish Paprika I used to make this Recipe

Nutrition Facts
AMAZING 10-Minute Patatas Bravas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 249 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 262mg11%
Potassium 787mg22%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 32IU1%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Ramya

    will be making this tomorrow in the morning and i never had patatas bravas before and will leave another comment once i make this

    08 . Oct . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Hope you enjoy Ramya!! Much love 🙂

      09 . Oct . 2022
  2. Adrienne D

    I fully intend to make these, as soon as possible. Am living in Florida, U.S.A., and. Just survived a Major Hurricane, , Ian. Things here are very stressful. A long recovery ahead. I find Watching you and listening to your voice, has a very calming effect on me, and probably many others. As soon as I am able to purchase potatoes, I will be making this.
    Thank you
    Adrienne D.

    07 . Oct . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sending my prayers to you and everyone affected by the hurricane 🙂 Much love

      09 . Oct . 2022
  3. Ramya

    Cant wait to make this soon for me can i use vegan mayo i never had patatas bravas before perfect for my after office snacks love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    07 . Oct . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Much love 🙂

      09 . Oct . 2022

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