Saturday, May 10, 2014

Quick & Simple Healthier Patatas Bravas

There's this restaurant here in Killarney called La Rambla. It's my favorite place in town and everytime we go there, we always order tonnes of their patatas bravas. They are little bites of heaven, every mouthful is sublime. I'm not sure how they make them and what the ingredients to their bravas sauce is, but I have tried to recreate their patatas bravas at home, using a very low fat method of cooking them and a cheats bravas sauce, so simple, even the most kitchen-shy should be able to whip it up.


  • 2 potatoes,  peeled and cubed
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of smoked paprika
  • Ground black pepper

Quick Bravas Sauce

  • 1 lemon cut into wedges
  • Ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp of smoked paprika
  • 5-7 tbsp of organic low fat mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  1. Add the cubed pototoes to a saucepan of cold water and put on a medium heat. Bring the water to the boil and cook for 4 minutes.
  2. Drain the potatoes and allow the steam to escape for a few minutes. This helps the potatoes dry out a bit.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
  4. Add the potatoes to a bowl and pour in the olive oil and sprinkle over the paprika. Stir to ensure all the cubes are coated. 
  5. Lay the cubes in a single layer on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  6. Grind over the black pepper and bake in the oven for 20 minutes until the cubes are crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle.
  7. Meanwhile to make my cheats bravas sauce, simply combine the mayonnaise, minced garlic, paprika and pepper. Mix well. Add the juice of a 1-2 lemon wedges and stir to combine completely.
  8. To serve, place the potatoes in a platter and pour over the bravas sauce and throw a couple of cocktail stick into the potatoes.
This is my favorite potato dish and I have experimented with it recently to come up with Thai Potato cubes and sweet chili mayo and most recently Indian Sweet Potato cubes and curry mayo . I'm a sucker for the ole potato, and shure, why wouldn't I be, I'm Irish afterall!

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