Patatas Bravas! 

I don’t know if you’ve ever eaten Patatas Bravas…but if you’re ever in a restaurant that has them you should give them a shot. They don’t sound like they are special…crispy fried potatoes, seasoned with a little garlic, paprika…drizzled with a little chipotle mayo sauce…nope they don’t sound like anything I’d like to be eating right now. 

Patatas Bravas:

  • 2 russet potatoes, skin on but scrubbed clean
  • 1-2 tbsp of garlic powder
  • 2 tsps of smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup of mayonnaise 
  • 1/4 cup of crema Mexicana (you can use regular sour cream)
  • 1 chipotle in adobo
  • 1 tsp lime juice

Cooking: Dice the potatoes into cubes. 

You can make them whatever size you want just not bigger than 1 inch cubes. Heat vegetable oil to 375F. Add to fryer in batches. 

Fry for 6 mins until you start to see them get golden brown. Remove from oil and spread on a plate lined with paper towels to remove excess oil. 

Add second batch. Do the same. Then add the first batch again for another 5 mins until they get nicely browned and crispy. 

Remove from oil and repeat with second batch. When they come out of the oil the second time sprinkle with the garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. 

In a small blender add the mayo, crema Mexicana, lime juice and chipotle. Add salt and pepper to taste. You can always add more chipotle if you want it really spicy! 

Drizzle the sauce over the potatoes. 

Buen Provecho! 


5 thoughts on “Patatas Bravas! 

  1. Tony says:

    Nice. I was just trying to figure out some kind of potato for my pork chops. BTW…the first paragraph says crispy fried “tomatoes”, which also sound good. 🙂


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