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A Spanish tapas favorite that’s easy to make at home using only a few ingredients! These crispy fried potatoes make a great addition to any meal.
Have you ever gone out for tapas? Tapas, in Spanish cuisine, are basically little appetizers – small plates/bites of food.
If you’ve ever been to a tapas restaurant, you have no doubt encountered patatas bravas. They are a staple on any tapas menu. And there’s such beauty in their simplicity — crispy fried potatoes, often served with a spiced aioli.
I’ve been wanting to try making patatas bravas at home for quite some time now, so when I got my hands on the new Coconut Oil Mayo from Chosen Foods, I knew the time had come!
Let’s talk about this mayo for a minute, shall we? My family is all.about.mayo. It’s our condiment of choice for sandwiches. But we aren’t fans of canola oil, and a lot of mayos are made with it.
This Coconut Oil Mayo is made with cage-free, organic eggs. It’s gluten-free, soy & canola free, and Non-GMO Project verified. And it tastes SO good! It’s not coconutty at all, and the texture is silky smooth.
I inquired about the sugar content, since my husband is doing a keto diet at the moment, because he told me that most mayo has a lot of sugar and is off limits for him. So I took to Twitter…
There are less than .5 grams sugar per serving.
— Chosen Foods (@ChosenFoods) June 12, 2017
…and he came to the conclusion that he could happily enjoy this mayo and the chipotle aioli, but not the potatoes. It made him a very happy camper, to say the least.
This is the 5th clean-label mayo in the Chosen Foods condiment collection. You can check out the rest of the line here. The Black Garlic and Harissa Avocado Oil Mayos are both aweeeesome, too. Yum.
::Moment of silence for the day I dropped a full jar of Avocado Oil Mayo in my tiny kitchen.::
Anyhow, back to the patatas bravas. One of the best parts of this dish is the beautifully crispy exterior of these potatoes. Soaking the potatoes in cold water for 10 minutes (or longer, if you have more time) removes excess starch from the potatoes. Be sure to dry them well afterward so they’ll crisp up.
The other key to getting them nice and crispy is to get your oil really hot in a heavy-bottomed skillet, preferably cast iron. The reason for this is that the heat will hold more evenly on the bottom of the pan, even after items are introduced to the oil.
I like using peanut oil for high-temperature frying, but sunflower oil, butter flavored coconut oil, or avocado oil could be good here, too.
I browned the potatoes on 2 sides, then lowered the heat so the insides of the potatoes could finish cooking through.
You can whip up the aioli while the potatoes are frying, or you can make it ahead of time and keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. It’s only 4 ingredients, including salt, and can be stirred together in a bowl or made in the food processor. Totally your call.
My food processor was being used for another dish the evening I made my patatas bravas, so I just stirred it together.
I served this dish to my in-laws, and they L-O-V-E-D it. They couldn’t get over how good the sauce was! I told them it was super simple, and my husband has been slathering and drizzling it on his lunches ever since.
Looking to get in on this Coconut Oil Mayo action? It’s available at select Kroger locations as well as online at chosenfoods.com. BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE (one per customer) Discount code: COCONUTBOGO (case sensitive).
I’m also giving away 2 jars of this Coconut Oil Mayo along with 1 Coconut Oil Spray + a Chosen Foods tote bag – check out the Rafflecopter giveaway below for your chance to win!
Craving more small plates? Check out some of our favorite appetizer recipes:
- Marcona Almond + Dried Cherry Popcorn with Crispy Rosemary
- No Mayo Deviled Eggs
- Chicken Quesadillas with Chipotle Ranch Dip
- Smoked Salmon Roll-ups
- Cheesy Bacon + Apple Croissants
- Top Chef All Star Marcel Vigneron’s Chimi-Verde Dip
- Cheesy Potato Skins with Smoky-BBQ Shredded Beets
- Garlicky Goat Cheese + Herb Stuffed Peppadews
- French-Inspired Deviled Eggs
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