Patatas Bravas

My cooking club theme this month was Spanish Tapas, and what a fabulous meal we had! Chorizo braised in red wine, Spanish tortilla, a lovely orange salad, Manchego cheese, and an orange almond cake. Oh, and sangria of course! Only one problem: I forgot my camera, and my Iphone pictures just don’t do the food justice.

My contribution was patatas bravas, made with this recipe from Fat Free Vegan. The recipe starts with roasted potatoes, which I cooked with a generous drizzle of olive oil. But what makes the potatoes ‘bravas’ is the spicy tomato sauce made with red onion, tomatoes, paprika, and cayenne pepper. I am not sure if my spices are particularly strong, but the sauce was a little too hot for our tastes. In this case, a very little bit of sauce went a loooong way.

I am still happy I tried this recipe, but would need to tone it down significantly if I make it again. But if you’re a fan of spicy food, I would recommend this one for your next tapas party.

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