Patatas Bravas (Sausages in a Spicy Tomato Sauce Served on Sautéed Potatoes)

I must apologize ahead of time and warn you that these are the WORST photos I have ever managed to take of food. Next time I make this dish (which won’t be long, it’s really yummy) I will replace them with some that actually show how good this dish is.Patatas Bravas is a traditional spanish dish that is usually serves as tapas. The core of the dish is a spicy sauce served over sautéed potatoes. I’ve bulked out the version I’ve made here to make it more of a meal and, boy, is it good! You end up with a sauce that has a bit of a kick laced with chunks of spicy sausage and a hint of chorizo served over crunchy potatoes. The sauce could equally well be served over pasta, but the strong spanish flavours make it (in my opinion) better suited with potatoes or beans.

To me, this is a classic weekday meal. It takes very little preparation, few ingredients, and packs a punch of flavour for very little effort. Plus, it makes excellent leftovers. Heated up with a fried egg on top makes an excellent breakfast. I bet it would also be easy to make for a crowd too, just swap the frying pan for a pot and make as much as you like.

Serves 4

  • 6 sausages (I like spicy ones, but use whatever tickles your fancy)
  • 75 g chorizo
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • glug red wine
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 roasted red peppers
  • pinch red chill flakes
  • tbsp paprika
  • salt
  • pepper
  1.  In a frying pan on high heat, brown the sausages.
  2. While you wait for the pan to cool slightly, slice the onions, cut up the chorizo, and roughly dice the garlic. Don’t chop the garlic too fine or it will burn before the onions are cooked.
  3. Put the frying pan back over medium high heat with the olive oil with the onions and garlic.
  4. Cook until the onions are translucent.
  5. Slice the browed sausages into bite-sized pieces and cut the roasted peppers into strips.
  6. Add the sausages and peppers to the pan with the canned tomatoes, chilli, and paprika.
  7. Give everything a good stir and leave it to bubble away for 20 minutes or until the sauce has thickened to a nice consistency.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Serve over sautéed potatoes and enjoy :)
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