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Chef John’s Patatas Bravas

In this video, you’ll see how to make patatas bravas, the famous fried Spanish potatoes, and a spicy aioli sauce. If you love Spanish tapas, then you know all about these amazing fried potatoes. Chef John will show you the best potatoes to use for this recipe. Before frying the potatoes, you’ll boil them in water flavored with smoked paprika, cumin, bay leaves, and salt. The key to getting crunchy, crispy potatoes is to let the boiled potatoes dry completely before adding them to hot oil. Put dry, cool potatoes into the hot oil, and they will emerge golden brown, extra crunchy, and delicious. You’ll also see how to make the aioli and a seasoning salt for the potatoes. Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John’s Patatas Bravas. Top with the spicy aioli and some chopped parsley.

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  • sammieWho

I go to spain at least 3-4 time a year, Tapas/Sangria are the reasons. This is a perfect addition to my memories of Spain. We make Tapas at home and this is a staple to our menu now! I Love them!

  • Bao Le

Lived in Spain for a bit and always wanted to know how to make these. Thanks so much for posting. Loooove your videos, BTW. Funny and instructive. Nice to have real food instruction, not how to re-format processed junk, isn't it?

  • johar

Want the recipe? Look at the description under the video. Find the words Chef John's Patatas Bravas in blue. Click on them.