Spanish Patatas Bravas Recipe – Spanish Special

Patatas bravas are one of the most beloved Spanish tapas, thanks to their simple combination of fried potatoes and flavorful sauce. Make them at home with this easy recipe!

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time15 min
  • Total Time20 min

Spanish Patatas Bravas Ingredients :

  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 1-2 cups olive oil for frying
  • salt to taste
  • ½ cup homemade bravas sauce

How to Make Spanish Patatas Bravas


Peel the potatoes, then rinse and dry them thoroughly to help them crisp up. Cut into bite-sized chunks.


Heat the olive oil 350°F (176°C) in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the potatoes and turn the heat to the lowest setting, then cook for a couple of minutes.


Remove the potatoes from the oil with a skimmer, and let them cool in the fridge for a few minutes.


Turn the heat up to high and reheat the oil to 350°F (176°C), then add the potatoes back into the pan. Fry until crispy and golden.


Use a skimmer to transfer the potatoes to a paper towel-lined plate to cool, and sprinkle with salt to taste.


Drizzle the bravas sauce over the potatoes, then serve immediately. Serve with toothpicks if desired.

Recipe Notes:
Dry the potato chunks thoroughly before frying to make them extra crispy.

Serve with additional homemade bravas sauce or garlic alioli for a delicious flavor contrast.

This recipe is vegan as long as the bravas sauce is vegan. Make your own with vegetable broth if you can’t find vegan bravas sauce.