Makes: 4 servings, about 3/4 cup potatoes & 2 tablespoons sauce each
Active Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
This recipe is inspired by our love of the Spanish tapa Patatas Bravas—crispy bites of potatoes sometimes served with a spicy tomato sauce. If you’re not in the mood for a spicy sauce, just add a tiny pinch of crushed red pepper or omit it altogether. The recipe makes lots of the zesty, lycopene-rich sauce—any leftover sauce will hold well for a few days. Try it in an omelet or as a sandwich spread.
1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 15-ounce can crushed tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, (see Note), optional
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1 1/2 pounds new or baby potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 3/4- to 1-inch cubes
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add tomatoes, paprika, crushed red pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Adjust heat so the sauce is simmering and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened to the consistency of ketchup, 16 to 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, toss potatoes, pepper and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium, add the potatoes and toss to coat. Cook, stirring frequently, until the potatoes are dark golden brown and tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve the potatoes with the sauce for dipping.
Tips & Notes
Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the sauce (Step 1) for up to 1 week.
Note: Smoked paprika is made from smoke-dried red peppers and adds earthy, smoky flavor. It can be used in many types of savory dishes. Look for different types of paprika at some large supermarkets or at tienda.com or penzeys.com.
Servings Per Recipe 4
Amount Per serving
% Daily values *
2% Total Fat 1g
0% Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0% Cholesterol 0mg
25% Potassium 875mg
11% Sodium 274mg
11% Total Carbohydrate 33g
16% Dietary Fiber 4g
8% Protein 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g
Recipe by EatingWell.com
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