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All Recipes, Tapas / June 7, 2020

The BEST-EVER Spanish Potatoes | Patatas a la Importancia Recipe

I have made a ton of Spanish potato recipes here on Spain on a Fork, but this Patatas a la Importancia Recipe has to be the best one yet. Loaded with an incredible amount of flavor, made with the most basic ingredients and it all comes together in just 45 minutes.

Serve these Patatas a la Importancia as a tapas appetizer or even as a side dish. Either way you go, the flavors of this dish will take your taste buds to potato heaven.

The name Patatas a la Importancia translates to Important Potatoes. The reason for this kinda weird name? The potatoes are treated like a main ingredient here. Really taking this potato dish to the next-level in deliciousness.

TIPS & TRICKS to make this Recipe: I used yukon gold potatoes, but you can use any potatoes you want to make this dish. To veganize this recipe, just omit the eggs. When frying up the potatoes, make sure they´re all in a single layer. So make sure to cook them in batches. I also used vegetable broth. But you can use chicken broth or even beef broth if you prefer.

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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5 from 9 votes

Patatas a la Importancia

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium sized yukon gold potatoes
  • 2 cage-free organic eggs
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 onion finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • handful freshly chopped parsley
  • sea salt
  • black pepper


  1. Slice 2 yukon gold potatoes into rounds that are a 1/4 inch thick, crack 2 large eggs into a bowl, season with sea salt & black pepper and whisk together, in another bowl add in a 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour, season with sea salt & black pepper and mix together

  2. To coat each slice of potato, start with the flour mixture and then into the egg wash, making sure to shake off any of the excess flour and egg wash

  3. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, after 2 minutes start adding the coated potatoes, cook in batches to not over-crowd the pan, after 3 minutes flip to cook the other side, after another 3 minutes remove the potatoes from the pan and transfer to a plate with paper towels, continue to cook until all the potatoes are done

  4. Using the same pan with the same heat, add in 1/2 onion finely diced and 3 cloves garlic finely minced, mix with the olive oil, after 3 minutes add in 1 tbsp of corn starch and a generous 1/2 tsp of sweet smoked paprika, mix together until well combined, then add in 1/2 cup white wine and continue to mix until you form a thick sauce, then add in all the slices of potato (it´s ok if they are stacked around each other) and pour in 3 cups of vegetable broth (or just enough to cover all the potatoes), turn up the heat to a medium-high, at this point you don´t have to mix anything, but do give the pan a quick shake once in a while

  5. After about 25 minutes and almost all the broth has been incorporated into the potatoes and they are fully cooked through, remove from the heat, serve directly out of the pan garnished with freshly chopped parsley, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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  1. Stephen Duffy

    Absolutely fabulous dish thank you

    24 . Mar . 2024
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      26 . Mar . 2024
  2. Christine

    I’m wondering how best to reheat these delicious sounding potatoes? I’m thinking about making them the day before a dinner party (too many other things cooking on the day of:)

    04 . Feb . 2024
    • Spain on a Fork

      You can just reheat in the microwave, or add back into the pan and heat through 🙂 Much love!

      05 . Feb . 2024
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  4. Chris

    5 stars
    I made these potatoes tonight. These are delicious! Thank you, Albert, for all the recipes you share. Every single recipe I’ve made has been spectacular.

    05 . Feb . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      06 . Feb . 2023
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  7. Mike

    These potatoes came out great. I put the left over in the refrigerator overnight and they were better the next day. Thanks

    02 . Nov . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Much love 🙂

      02 . Nov . 2021
  8. Evan

    5 stars
    Love the website and the videos. Thank you for all your hard work. Is this a main dish? What are some other dishes that would go well with this?
    Also, was Spain On A Spoon already taken? I cant help but feel like that was something of a missed opportunity… 😉

    18 . Aug . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      This is served as a side dish, next to your favorite protein and a salad 🙂 much love

      19 . Aug . 2021
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  10. Alethia

    5 stars
    Your YouTube videos are wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing your wealth of culinary knowledge, Sr. Brevia.
    I used Yukons, sweet and smoked paprika, and Madeira instead of white wine. Added a little Italian breadcrumbs to the flour. Instead of corn starch, I used garbanzo flour to thicken the sauce since I ran out of corn starch. I also used red onion instead of yellow, because I had 1/2 a red onion in the fridge that needed to be used.

    23 . Jun . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great! Thanks for the comment 🙂 much love!

      24 . Jun . 2021
  11. Fred

    5 stars
    Delicious! The smoked Spanish paprika is a wonderful ingredient and really makes this dish. I wonder, though: do some people find 3 cups of broth is too much? I used a little less than that and after 35 minutes of cooking, my dish still had more liquid than shown. I’ll be making this again with less broth.

    31 . May . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      Different potatoes and different pans heat and absorb differently, next time add a bit less broth 🙂 much love

      31 . May . 2021
  12. Cheri Robinson

    Can you use Russett potatoes? That’s all that I have at the moment.

    23 . Mar . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      Yes! you can use any potatoes you like 🙂 much love

      23 . Mar . 2021
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  14. jeanette

    i LOVE your recipes, but WHERE do i sign up to receive ALL your recipes?

    09 . Sep . 2020
    • Spain on a Fork

      It is on the right side bar where you sign up, so every time I release a new recipe you get an email 🙂 much love

      09 . Sep . 2020
  15. Catherine Taylor

    Love your site.

    24 . Aug . 2020
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thanks for the comment Catherine! much love 🙂

      24 . Aug . 2020
  16. Julius

    They look so good! Out of interest is there a place where can I find the nutrition facts for your recipes?

    21 . Aug . 2020
    • Spain on a Fork

      At this time I don´t have that information, but hopefully in the future I will 🙂 much love

      22 . Aug . 2020
  17. Isha

    Love your videos Albert! You should make a vegan version for all our dishes though? Many of us are vegetarians and vegans here!

    16 . Aug . 2020
    • Spain on a Fork

      Yes, I take as much care of my vegetarians and vegans as any one else! thanks for the suggestion 🙂 much love

      16 . Aug . 2020
  18. Jacob Magno

    5 stars
    is there a substitute for the white wine? i’m making this for family that does not drink alcohol, thank you!

    15 . Aug . 2020
    • Spain on a Fork

      You can use white grape juice or broth 🙂 much love!

      16 . Aug . 2020
  19. Janika Lao

    5 stars
    Just made these and my family and I loved them so much the whole pan was wiped clean. Will definitely make this again!

    25 . Jul . 2020
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 much love!

      26 . Jul . 2020
  20. Robin

    5 stars
    Loved it.

    Going to make some more tonight.

    23 . Jul . 2020
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that!!! thanks for the comment Robin 🙂 much love

      23 . Jul . 2020
  21. Dwight

    This is awesome! Can you recommend a good protein to go with this dish?

    21 . Jul . 2020
    • Spain on a Fork

      These potatoes go great next to some grilled fish and a garden salad 🙂 much love

      21 . Jul . 2020
  22. Aruna

    Any substitute for egg? I’m a vegetarian

    20 . Jul . 2020
    • Spain on a Fork

      You can use a plant based milk instead 🙂 much love!

      20 . Jul . 2020
  23. donna lee

    5 stars
    loved your potatoes!!!! looking forward to more recipes please

    05 . Jul . 2020
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy you enjoyed them Donna!! thanks for the comment 🙂 much love

      06 . Jul . 2020
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  25. Lara Stuart Müller

    5 stars
    Beautiful potatoes! Love this recipe and love your page! I like Spanish food so much but I don’t know how to cook it. I was looking for a paella recipe and saw your page.

    These recipes are gorgeous!!!

    09 . Jun . 2020
    • Spain on a Fork

      Truly appreciate the comment Lara 🙂 much love

      09 . Jun . 2020

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