Well hello, lovely Spiced Curiosity readers! This is Amy from Club Narwhal. Like you, I adore Miachel’s simple, elegant recipes and her commitment to healthy cooking. And I cannot get enough of her gorgeous photos! Since we both have been bitten by the travel bug we wanted to recreate food from our favorite travel destinations. I am so excited to share this recipe for Patatas Bravas with you. When you are done here, stop by Club Narwhal to see what Miachel whipped up!
Patatas Bravas, or potatoes with a temper, are a traditional Spanish tapas dish made up of golden fried potatoes drizzled in garlicky aioli and tomato sauce. What is not to love? Patatas Bravas immediately transport me back to Barcelona where I shamelessly ate my way through plate after plate.
During my first few trips to Barcelona, I was a poor college student looking to escape the harsh Parisian winter where I had been studying. I could not afford the luxury of paella or other fancy Spanish cuisine so I opted for these cheap and filling potatoes. The crisp, salty tubers satisfied me to no end. And don’t even get me started on the spiced red sauce mingling perfectly with all that smooth aioli. Of course I grew obsessed.