Patatas Bravas isn’t really a Lanzaroteño recipe (Madrileños will tell you they invented it, but they say that about everything good!), but it is a staple tapas dish here in The Canaries, and locally we call them Papas Braves. It’s a delicious accompaniment to any spicy meat, or a fabulous starter in it’s own right. Here’s the recipe:
Simply peel and cube good quality potatoes and deep fry them at 180 Centigrade until they are floating in the oil and crispy. Smother with the sauce:
3 Tablespoons of olive oil
1 Spring onion (half a small normal onion will do) minced
2 Cloves garlic minced
2 Tablespoons of Paprika
2 Teaspoons of Tabasco Sauce (1 if you don’t want it too hot)
4 Dessertspoons of tomato ketchup
4 Dessertspoons of Mayonnaise
Salt and Black Pepper
And there you have it! Patatas Bravas, sometimes also known as papas bravas.
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