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All Recipes, Tapas / October 28, 2022

The BEST Garlic Potatoes of Your Life | Spanish Patatas a la Baezana

These Spanish Patatas a la Baezana, which are basically garlic potatoes with mushrooms, are possibly the BEST garlic potatoes of all time. We´re talking a a huge kick of garlic goodness, potatoes that just melt in your mouth and mushrooms to take things to the next-level.

Spanish Patatas a la Baezana
This dish hails from the historic town of Baeza. Which is located in the province of Jaen in the region of Andalucía. While it´s a very popular dish in that area, it is very unknown outside of it. Truly, one of the greatest gems from Spain.

Spanish Patatas a la Baezana
To make this dish I used new potatoes. Important to use potatoes that are a bit more waxy than starchy, as they hold their shape better. You can also use yukon gold, golden delight or even red potatoes.

Spanish Patatas a la Baezana

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: To make the garlic paste, I used a mortar & pestle. But you can also you use a food processor. This dish will hold for up 5 days in the fridge and 3 months in the freezer, in an air-tight container.

Spanish Patatas a la Baezana

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Watch the Video Below on How to Make Spanish Patatas a la Baezana (Garlic Potatoes with Mushrooms)

Spanish Patatas a la Baezana
5 from 1 vote

Spanish Patatas a la Baezana (Garlic Potatoes with Mushrooms)

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 483 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 150 ml
  • 2 1/4 lbs potatoes 1 kilogram
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 12 button mushrooms
  • 1/4 tsp saffron threads .17 grams
  • 1/2 cup white wine 120 ml
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley 16 grams
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in the olive oil

  2. Meanwhile, cut the potatoes (peeled) into small 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) thick pieces and cut a slit on 6 cloves of garlic (skins on)

  3. Add the potatoes and cloves of garlic into the hot pan, mix with the olive oil, then mix every 3 to 4 minutes so everything evenly cooks

  4. Meanwhile, add 2 cloves garlic roughly chopped into a mortar, along with the saffron, parsley and a pinch of sea salt, using a pestle pound down until you form a paste, cut the mushrooms (washed & patted dry) into quarters

  5. Once the potatoes are golden fried, about 20 to 25 minutes, remove from the heat and drain everything into a fine sieve with a bowl underneath

  6. Pour the drained olive oil back into the pan and heat with a medium heat

  7. After a couple minutes add the mushrooms into the pan, mix with the olive oil

  8. Once the mushrooms are lightly sauteed, about 3 to 4 minutes, add the potatoes back into the pan, along with the garlic paste and season with sea salt & black pepper, gently mix together, then add in the white wine, mix together and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes, or until all the wine has been absorbed, then remove from the heat

  9. Transfer into a large serving dish and garnish with fresh parsley, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Get the Saffron Threads I used to make this Recipe

Nutrition Facts
Spanish Patatas a la Baezana (Garlic Potatoes with Mushrooms)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 483 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 20g
Sodium 23mg1%
Potassium 1331mg38%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 322IU6%
Vitamin C 58mg70%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Maria

    5 stars
    easy simple and so so good,

    31 . Oct . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Happy to hear that! Much love 🙂

      01 . Nov . 2022
  2. Lee Kaplan

    Um, what happened to the six unpeeled garlic cloves that were cooked with the potatoes?

    30 . Oct . 2022
  3. Ramya

    Cant wait to make this soon for me can i use vegetable broth instead as i dont use alcohol at home i love mushrooms soooooooooooooooo much i never had spanish garlic potatoes with mushrooms before perfect for my office snacks love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    28 . Oct . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Much love 🙂

      31 . Oct . 2022

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