Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Patatas Bravas (Spanish Potatoes)
Patatas Bravas is a popular Spanish tapa spiced with garlic, paprika, and cumin. Serrano peppers were added to the mix to give the dish a little heat. The potatoes are first cooked to a fork tender texture by any method of your choice: boiling, baking or cooked in the microwave. The potatoes can even be baked then quickly broiled to achieve the final texture. For this recipe I chose the quick method of boiling the potatoes then frying them on a skillet to crisp the outer layer. Then simply coat the potatoes with the spice mix paste and serve.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
1 lb. Baby Potatoes quartered
2 Garlic Cloves
1 Serrano Pepper
1/2 Teaspoon Cumin
1 Teaspoon Paprika
1.5 Teaspoons Red Wine Vinegar
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil (divided)
Parsley chopped to garnish
Boil the potatoes for 8 minutes. Drain, pat dry and set aside.
Tip: An alternative to boiling the potatoes is to cook them in the microwave for 5-6 minutes or until fork tender.
Place the garlic, Serrano pepper, cumin, paprika in a small food processor and blend the ingredients until fine (about 1-2 minutes). Pour in the red vinegar and 1 tablespoon olive oil and blend the ingredients again until a smooth paste forms. Set aside.
Heat the olive oil on a large skillet. Add the potatoes to the hot oil to lightly brown and fry the outer layer to a nice crisp texture (about 1-2 minutes on each side). Transfer the potatoes to a large bowl. Pour the paste over the potatoes and stir the bowl until the potatoes are well coated.
Season with salt. Garnish with chopped parsley. Serve and enjoy.
Posted by Food Lunatic