Foreign Food Fridays: Patatas bravas5

Posted on April 22, 2011 by ChristieForeign Food Fridays

Patatas bravas! The definitive Spanish tapas dish.

Fried chunks or slices of potato with a spicy tomato sauce, sometimes creamy, sometimes mayo on top, as seen here. Always delicious.

We tried literally dozens of versions in various tapas bars in Barcelona, Roses, Madrid and Bilbao during our two trips to Spain in 2009.

This one, from Albert Adria’s tapas bar Inopia, was high up on the list, but the best version was in a tiny place in the suburbs near where we were staying. However we never took a photo – we were too busy tucking in and slurping down cold beer or sangria!

Back in the here and now though, I’m wishing you and your families a safe and happy Easter. We are breaking our family tradition of lamb for Sunday lunch and cooking up rolled pork roasts with thick crackling. What are you making?

Have a great Easter weekend, Christie x

  • i can never seem to find time to cook these days unless i’m super stressed. i have a million reports due at the end of the week so of course i wound up downstairs in the kitchen yesterday making hot cross buns flavoured with candied apple and bay leaves :P*

  • Oh my I love these! Will definitely give it a go – it’s definitely the right weather! xx

  • Nothing exciting! My in laws had a family re union in a tiny country town with very limited options, I took my own food!

    • Oh no! At least you had something home made :)

  • Mmm, happy and tasty memories of Spain. I hope you had a good Easter break.

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