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All Recipes, Tapas / June 24, 2022

No-Fry No-Bake Spicy Patatas Bravas | The Perfect Summer Tapas Dish

Patatas bravas are possibly the most popular tapas dish in Spain. Like seriously, you will find a plate of these beautiful potatoes at almost every bar & restaurant. But let me tell you, each region makes their own style. So in this post, I will show you how to make my favorite patatas bravas during summer.

Spicy Patatas Bravas
The beauty of these Spicy Patatas Bravas, is that we are not going to fry or roast the potatoes. Instead, we´re going to give them a quick boil, which gives the potatoes a beautiful melt-in-your-mouth texture. But the real winner? The spicy garlic sauce, as it takes these taters to the next-level.

Spicy Patatas Bravas
To make these patatas bravas I used baby new potatoes. But you can use any potatoes you like. Just make sure they are more waxy than starchy (think yukon gold, golden delight & red potatoes). As that is what really helps at achieving that melt-in-your-mouth texture.

Spicy Patatas Bravas

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: It took me exactly 25 minutes to perfectly cook the potatoes, but it might take you less or more. Either way, you want them fully cooked through but without falling apart.

Spicy Patatas Bravas

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Watch the Video Below on How to Make No-Fry No-Bake Spicy Patatas Bravas

Spicy Patatas Bravas
5 from 3 votes

No-Fry No-Bake Spicy Patatas Bravas

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 262 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 15 baby new potatoes
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise 125 grams
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp hot smoked Spanish paprika 2.30 grams
  • 1 tsp lemon juice 5 ml
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 15 ml
  • handful fresh chives
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper
  • 15 toothpicks


  1. Give the potatoes a quick rinse under cold water to remove any excess dirt, then add them into a stock pot, all in a single layer, fill with cold water, to about 1 inch (2.50 cm) over the potatoes, season generously with sea salt and heat it with a high heat

  2. Meanwhile, add 1/2 cup mayonnaise into a medium sized bowl, finely grate in 1 large clove of garlic, add in 1 tsp hot smoked Spanish paprika, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil and season with sea salt & black pepper, whisk together until creamy and set aside

  3. Once the potatoes are fully cooked through (it was exactly 25 minutes in my case, you can always pierce them with a toothpick, if it easily goes in they are ready), remove them from the heat and drain into a strainer, shake off any of the excess water

  4. Add the potatoes into a serving dish, all in a single layer

  5. Transfer the spicy sauce into a small plastic bag, cut off the tip and squeeze a generous portion over each potato, then pierce each one with a toothpick and sprinkle with finely chopped chives, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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

Nutrition Facts
No-Fry No-Bake Spicy Patatas Bravas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 262 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 245mg11%
Potassium 909mg26%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Vitamin C 42mg51%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. B Peters

    Look absolutely delicious
    Are they best served warm or just as good cold?

    09 . Jul . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      They are delicious either way 🙂 Much love!

      10 . Jul . 2022
  2. Sylvia

    5 stars
    Muy bien! Love these patatas bravas! The sauce is absolutely finger licking good! I’d love to share this recipe on my Dutch foodblog. Am I allowed to do that, of course with a link to Spain on a Fork?

    29 . Jun . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Absolutely! Glad you enjoyed the dish 🙂 Much love

      29 . Jun . 2022
  3. Iris Pema

    5 stars
    You always share great recipes, thank you, Florida !

    26 . Jun . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Appreciate the comment! Much love 🙂

      28 . Jun . 2022
  4. Charles Pascual

    5 stars
    Super easy, delicious dish. Made them along with two other tapas plates for a very satisfying summer dinner.

    25 . Jun . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that!! Much love 🙂

      25 . Jun . 2022
  5. Ramya

    cant wait to make this soon for me can i use vegan mayo i never had no fry no bake spicy patatas bravas before perfect for my office snacks love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    24 . Jun . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya!!! Much love 🙂

      25 . Jun . 2022

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