Traditionally, patatas bravas consist of fried potatoes that are sauteed in a spicy tomato sauce. Here, the sauce is served on the side, as a spicy accompaniment to flavorful roasted potatoes. Small new potatoes may also be used.
- Servings: 8
Photography: Lisa Hubbard
Source: Martha Stewart Living, July/August 2000
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 medium yellow onion, cut into 1/2-inch dice
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- One 14-ounce can low-sodium chicken stock, or homemade, skimmed of fat
- One 15-ounce can tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes
- 1 1/2 pounds fingerling potatoes
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano, for garnish
Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and onion, and cook until translucent, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle with flour, and stir to coat. Add chicken stock, tomato sauce, vinegar, paprika, and red-pepper flakes. Bring to a boil, and reduce to a simmer. Let cook until slightly thickened and aromatic, about 30 minutes. Set aside, and keep warm.
Meanwhile, cook the potatoes: Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise. Toss in a bowl with remaining teaspoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
Place the coated potatoes cut side down in a single layer on a large cookie sheet, and bake until golden brown and cooked through, about 35 minutes. Remove from oven, and serve with reserved warm tomato sauce, garnished with chopped oregano.