Kitchen On the Road- Camino de Santiago- Pamplona; Pig and a Patatas Bravas Recipe
Recipe type: Patatas Bravas with Garlic Aioli Recipe
Cuisine: Spanish
  • 5 Large Potatoes (peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes)
  • Olive Oil
  • dash Salt & Pepper
  • 1 Can Diced Tomatoes (14 oz can)
  • 1 Small Onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 Small Chili Pepper (Jalapeno/Serrano/Red Chili, ribs and seeds removed, finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Spanish Sweet Paprika (Pimenton (smokey and sweet))
  • 1 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 tablespoons Sherry Cooking Wine
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 2 cloves Garlic (Smashed)
  • 1 tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 cup Olive Oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place a roasting tray or cookie sheet with 2 tbs olive oil into the oven and leave to heat for about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, peel the potatoes, rinse and cut into rough 1" chunks. Remove the tray from the oven and toss the potatoes in the hot oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake for about 30 minutes or until a crisp golden color. Pierce with a fork to make sure they are cooked all the way through. Continue baking in five minute increments if not fully cooked.
  2. While the potatoes are in the oven, make the sauces. Add 2 tbs olive oil into a saute pan over medium heat. Sweat the onion for about five minutes until soft and clear. Add the chili pepper and cook for another three minutes. Add the can of tomatoes, sugar, salt and smoked paprika mixing well to combine. Bring to a boil, and then turn down the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes until thickened. Remove from the heat and add the Sherry cooking wine and the crushed red pepper. Season with salt and pepper. Taste and adjust any seasonings if necessary. (I added a touch more red pepper flakes for more heat.)
  3. To make the aioli, place the egg yolk into the small bowl of a food processor along with the smashed garlic and 1tbs Red wine vinegar. Add 1 tbs olive oil and whirl until incorporated, then drizzle in the rest of the cup of olive oil into the food processor with the motor running, until you have creamy mayonnaise-like sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Warning: Consuming raw or undercooked meat, poultry, seafood, shellfish and eggs may increase the risk of food borne related illness.
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