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Game-Day Patatas Bravas


Game-Day Patatas Bravas

Patatas bravas are a popular Spanish appetizer; dip the fried potatoes in homemade mayonnaise or tomato sauce. Learn how to make Salt Creek Grille Princeton's game-day patatas bravas, right in your own kitchen!


  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 8 ripe tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • olive oil, for frying


Peel and cut the potatoes into equal size pieces, about 2 inches. Place into a pan of boiling salted water and par boil for about 10 minutes.

Peel and crush the garlic and chop the tomatoes into small pieces. In a frying pan heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil, add the garlic and sauté for a few minutes until soft, add the tomatoes and cook for 15 minutes on a low heat adding the cayenne pepper, sugar and vinegar after around 10 minutes. Using a hand blender, blend the tomato sauce, and then taste and adjust the seasoning.

When the potatoes have been cooking for 10 minutes, remove from the heat and drain and dry with a paper towel. Heat enough oil to fry the potatoes in a small, deep pan and when hot, add the potatoes. Cook for until golden brown, 5 to 8 minutes, and drain on paper towels. Serve the potatoes on a large serving dish and add the tomato salsa on a container for dipping.