Patatas bravas

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Patatas bravas
Patatas bravas madrid.jpg
A plate of patatas bravas
Place of originMadrid
Main ingredientsPotato

Patatas bravas (Spanish: [paˈtataz ˈβɾaβas]), also called patatas a la brava or papas bravas, all meaning "spicy potatoes", is a dish native to Spain. It typically consists of white potatoes that have been cut into 2-centimeter (0.79 in)-wide cubes, then fried in oil and served warm with a spicy sauce. This dish is commonly served in restaurants and bars in Madrid,[1] and throughout Spain as part of tapas.[2]


Patatas bravas are served in bars in servings that contain approximately a quarter kilo of potato.[citation needed] It is frequently consumed as part of tapas.

The same sauce is sometimes served over mussels. This dish is known as mejillones en salsa brava.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Moreno, M.P. (2017). Madrid: A Culinary History. Big City Food Biographies. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. p. 155. ISBN 978-1-4422-6641-4. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  2. ^ "Patatas Bravas". Wine Enthusiast Magazine. July 1, 2017. Retrieved March 27, 2018.