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Recipe for Patatas Bravas – A Tapas Favorite

1 pound small new potatoes (about 1″ diameter)

1/2 red or green bell pepper, seeded and sliced

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoon dark beer

1 clove garlic, chopped

1 dried New Mexico chile, seeded and broken into pieces

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon smoked hot Spanish paprika

1 teaspoon red or white wine vinegar

Salt to taste 

Boil potatoes until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and quarter. Using a blender or small food processor grind together garlic, cumin, chilies, and paprika. Add vinegar. Heat olive oil over medium high heat.  Add potatoes and bell pepper and brown potatoes.  Add beer and cook until almost dry. Stir in vinegar/spice mixture, taking care to coat all potatoes. Add salt to taste and serve. Serves 6.

About John DeMers

I've been a journalist and author forever. My favorite single word in the English language is "foodandwine." This spirit drives my 45 published books and my weekly radio show heard in Houston, Dallas and Austin.

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