Patatas bravas

Patatas bravas

Without the potato, the balance of European power might never have tilted north. -Michael Pollan

What you need


  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Small pot
  • Large pot
  • Large pan
  • Stove
  • Bowl(s) for serving


  • 3 large potatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 large tsp. hot paprika
  • 4 large tablespoons olive oil
  • 30 g flour
  • 3 dl chicken stock
  • Salt
  • White pepper

What you need to do

  • Finely chop the onion
  • Roast the onion in a small pan, in a teaspoon of olive oil until it is transparent
  • Add a dash of pepper, a pinch of salt and the paprika and cook it  while stirring for a minute
  • Add the flour and continue stirring while it fries for 30 seconds
  • Add the chicken stock and stir until it is smooth 
  • Let it boil on medium heat for a few minutes.
  • Use salt and pepper to adjust the taste,
  • Peel the potatoes and cut them into squares (approx. 1.5 x 1.5 cm )
  • Add water and few tablespoons of salt to the large pot, turn op the heat 
  • When the water is boiling add the potatoes and boil them until almost done (8-15 minutes depending on how new the potatoes are)
  • Remove the potatoes from the water and allow to cool
  • Heat up the pan, add olive oil and fry the potatoes until they're crisp and golden
  • Add the potatoes to the serving bowls and drizzle with the sauce 
  • Serve and enjoy
potatoes frying in a pan