Cravings | Patatas Bravas (Fried Potatoes With a Spicy Tomato Sauce & Garlic Aïoli)
Patatas Bravas (Fried Potatoes With a Spicy Tomato Sauce & Garlic Aïoli)
  • SERVES: 4 as a tapa
  • PREP: 20 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME: 1 hour

Otherwise known as French fries’ cooler Spanish cousin.

Potatoes

  • 2

    pounds russet potatoes

Brava Sauce

  • 2

    tablespoons olive oil

  • 2

    tablespoons minced garlic

  • 1

    14-ounce can crushed tomatoes

  • 1

    teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1

    teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1

    tablespoon sherry vinegar (red wine vinegar works also in a pinch)

  • ½

    teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1

    bay leaf

Aioli

  • 1

    egg

  • 1

    cup neutral-flavored oil, such as canola, vegetable, grapeseed

  • 1

    tablespoon dijon mustard

  • 1

    teaspoon sherry vinegar (lemon juice works in a pinch as well)

  • 1

    tablespoon minced garlic

  • ½

    teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste

  • 3

    liters canola oil, for frying

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