Sunday, February 17, 2013
SUNDAY "APERITIVO" (Appetizer): PATATAS BRAVAS(FRIED POTATOES WITH SPICY TOMATO SAUCE)
Today is Sunday, the "aperitivo" (appetizer) day for most Spaniards.
Ummmm!!!! I love going for the "aperitivo" on a sunny Sunday in Madrid with my family and friends before lunch.
That´s why I´m cooking today one of the most popular "tapas" in Madrid:
"PATATAS BRAVAS" (Fried potatoes with Spicy Tomato Sauce).
There´s lots of different recipes for this "tapa". Each bar cooks the potatoes and the salsa brava in a different way. This is my easy and quick recipe for the salsa brava.
Ah! Don´t forget that the salsa brava should be very spicy (if you like it): This is what "brava" means...
Enjoy it with a glass of cold beer!!!
INGREDIENTS (Serves 4):
-4 medium size potatoes peeled and cut into cubes
-Olive or sunflower oil to fry the potatoes
-Half onion thinly sliced
-3 garlic cloves sliced
-Sieved tomatoes (tinned) 250 grs.
-Sugar (1 tabespoon)
-A bit of salt
-Tabasco (To your taste)
-Fry the potatoes in a deep frying pan over low-medium heat.
-For the "salsa brava" put in a frying pan 3 tablespoons of olive oil and fry the onion and garlic over low heat. Add the tomatoes, sugar, salt and cook it for about 2 minutes, stirring to mix all the ingredients. Then add the tabasco. Put the salsa into a blender and blend until you get a smooth sauce.
Place the potatoes on a plate, season with a bit of sea salt and spoon the "salsa brava" onto the potatoes.Yummy, yummy!!!