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Authentic Spanish Patatas Bravas Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork



  • -2 medium yukon gold potatoes
  • -1 tbsp extra virgin Spanish olive oil
  • -sea salt
  • -black pepper


  • -2 cloves garlic
  • -1 egg yolk
  • -1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • -1/2 cup extra virgin Spanish olive oil
  • -sea salt


  • -1 clove garlic minced
  • -1/2 spanish pepper
  • -1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • -1/2 cup tomato puree
  • -sea salt
  • -black pepper
  • -white sugar


  • -fresh parsley


  1. Peel 2 medium sized yukon gold potatoes, rinse them under cold running water and pat them completely dry, then cut each one into 4 quarters and cut each quarter into 6 evenly sized pieces and transfer into a large bowl, drizzle in a generous tablespoon of extra virgin Spanish olive oil, season with sea salt and a kiss of freshly cracked black pepper and toss together until well combined, transfer the potatoes into a baking tray lined with foil paper, make sure the potatoes are all in a single layer, add into a pre-heated oven bake/broil option at 250 C - 480 F between 22-23 minutes
  2. While the potatoes are cooking make the aioli and brava sauce, to make the aioli mince 2 cloves of garlic and add them to a mortar, using a pestle pound down on the garlic until you form a paste, then add 1 organic egg yolk, 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice and season with sea salt, start slowly pouring in about 1/2 cup of extra virgin Spanish olive oil while you stir everything together with the pestle, once all the oil is incorporated and you have achieved a mayonnaise like consistency (this takes between 3 to 4 minutes), cover the mortar and set aside
  3. To make the brava sauce finely mince 1 clove of garlic and deseed a spicy pepper and finely dice it, heat a small nonstick frying pan with a medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of extra virgin Spanish olive oil, about 1 minute later add the diced peppers and minced garlic and mix with the oil, 30 seconds later add a generous 1/4 teaspoon of smoked paprika and mix it all together, then add 1/2 cup of tomato puree and season with sea salt, freshly cracked black pepper and a kiss of white sugar, lower the fire to a low heat and mix until well combined and let it simmer until the potatoes are done
  4. Once the potatoes are cooked transfer them into a shallow bowl, then add the brava sauce on top of the potatoes and add a couple spoonfuls of the aioli, garnish with freshly chopped parsley, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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