Sunday, February 17, 2013


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!!!


-4 medium size potatoes peeled and cut into cubes
-Olive or sunflower oil to fry the potatoes
-Sea salt

Salsa ingredients:

-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!!!

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