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Patatas Bravas

Categories: Entertaining, Party Snacks, Snacks
Type: Appetizers and Snacks

Hot red pepper flakes add a spicy flavor to this tasty tapas dish.

Prep Time: 15M

Cooking Time: 30M

Serves: Serves 4


  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 11/2lb (675g) all-purpose waxy potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4in (2cm) dice
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp crushed hot red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp dry sherry
  • finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • half of a 14oz (400g) can diced tomatoes, with juices
  • handful of flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
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  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Heat half the oil in a nonstick frying pan, add the potatoes, and cook, turning frequently, over medium-low heat for 20 minutes or until starting to brown. Add the onions and cook for another 5 minutes.
  2. Add the pepper flakes, sherry, lemon zest, and garlic and cook for 2 minutes before adding the tomatoes and parsley. Season with salt and pepper, and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in the remaining oil, and transfer to a shallow baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes until heated through. Serve hot, with a crisp green salad, if desired.
  • Cheat...You can leave out the oven cooking, and cook them on the stove instead. The oven cooking intensifies the flavor.

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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