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Patatas Bravas

Golden potatoes with mayonnaise and a layer of a tomato and pepper sauce on top. This dish has the perfect amount of spice and comfort to make you feel warm
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 4


Red Sauce

  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • 2 medium serrano peppers stems and seeds removed
  • ½ medium yellow onion
  • ½ head garlic
  • 8 oz tomato sauce canned
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • 4 large potatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • salt to taste
  • mayonnaise


Red Sauce

  • Broil the red bell pepper, onion, serrano peppers, and garlic until slightly charred.
  • Place the red bell and serrano peppers in a ziplock to steam for 5 minutes. Remove the peppers from the bag and gently peel the skins.
  • Add the peppers, onion, garlic, tomato sauce, olive oil and salt into a food processor. Pulse until the sauce is smooth. Set to the side.


  • Peel and cut the potatoes into small cubes, about 1-inch thick.
  • Heat the vegetable oil over medium heat until it reaches 325°F. Working in batches, fry the potatoes until they are golden brown and crispy.
  • Once golden, remove from the oil and drain on a paper towel to absorb the excess oil. Sprinkle with salt immediately. Repeat with the remaining potatoes.


  • Place the potatoes in a large bowl. Gently spoon a layer of mayonnaise on top of the potatoes, followed by a generous layer of the red sauce. Enjoy
Keyword fried potatoes, Potato, tomato sauce