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Patatas bravas in a bowl with chipotle mayo alongside.

Patatas Bravas with Chipotle Aioli

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  • Author: Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen - Ashley Covelli
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings 1x


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.



For Patatas Bravas:

  • 1 pound new potatoes, halved and diced into even-sized pieces
  • Peanut oil, to coat the bottom of the skillet
  • Kosher salt

For Chipotle Aioli:

  • 1 chipotle chile (from can of chipotles in adobo sauce)
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil Mayo
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

For Garnish (optional):

  • Chopped cilantro
  • Chopped green onion


  1. For Patatas Bravas: Place diced potatoes in a large bowl and cover with cold water by a few inches. Let soak for at least 10 minutes, then drain and dry thoroughly with a kitchen towel.
  2. While potatoes are soaking, heat a thin layer of peanut oil over medium-high heat in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet, preferably cast iron.
  3. Once oil is nice and hot, place dried potatoes in an even layer and fry until golden brown. Flip potatoes and let the other side brown as well. Once they are mostly browned all over, reduce heat to low and let cook, stirring occasionally, until tender when pierced with a knife, about 20-30 minutes total.
  4. Remove potatoes to a plate lined with a kitchen towel and sprinkle with a good pinch of salt while they're still nice and hot.
  5. For Chipotle Aioli: Place all ingredients (chipotle chile through salt) in a food processor and purée until smooth. Alternately, finely chop the chipotle chile and stir all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  6. Serve patatas bravas with chipotle aioli alongside, sprinkling chopped cilantro and green onion over top, if desired.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 270
  • Sugar: 1.5 g
  • Sodium: 580.3 mg
  • Fat: 20.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.1 g
  • Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 11.6 mg
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