Patatas bravas is a tasty Spanish tapas that is easy to prepare. It is best eaten with a ham and a cheese platter and an ice cold pitcher of sangria.
3Â tablespoonsÂ ofÂ olive oil
4 large potatoes, peeled, and cut to 1-inch cubes
2 tablespoons minced onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 tablespoonsÂ Spanish paprika
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco Sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Chopped parsley for garnish
1 cupÂ olive oil, for frying
First, prepare the sauce by heating 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat. SautÃ© the garlic for 1-2 minutes or until slightly brown. Add the onions and cook them for 2-3 minutes or until they are soft. Remove from heat. Add the paprika, Tabasco sauce and thyme. Season it with salt and pepper. Transfer it to a small bowl. Stir in the mayonnaise and ketchup. Mix well and set aside.
Heat 1 cup of oil in a frying pan over medium heat. While waiting for it to be ready, you may season the potatoes with salt and pepper. Fry the potatoes in batches for 3-5 minutes or until they are golden brown and crisp. Transfer the cooked potatoes to a plate lined with paper towels or colander to drain the excess oil.
Place the potatoes on a bowl or serving plate and top it with the prepared sauce sprinkle it with chopped parsley and serve warm.
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