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Monday, August 22, 2005

Patatas Bravas

SD requested the recipe for patatas bravas. Dunno really. Basically what it is is small chunks of fried spuds with a slightly hot (picante) sauce dribbled over them. Various places that we patronised in Spain had different versions of the sauce, but my version goes like this.

Fry half a finely chopped onion and a couple of crushed garlic cloves in olive oil. Mash half a can of tomatoes and chuck 'em in with the onions and garlic. Add salt and pepper, and two finely chopped dried red chillies (you might use fresh chillies or chilli powder). Maybe some paprika too. Simmer it for a bit. You might want to whizz it in yer blender for a bit to get a smooth consistency. Get the spuds out of the frying machine, stir 'em up in the sauce, throw onto plates and eat. Dead healthy it is.

You might have gathered that my cookery technique can be a bit vague - if it feels right, do it!

And no SD, I never had the Eenglish breakfast, we usually had the regular desayuna - croissant or bread with jam and coffee. Although one day I did have a baicon bocadillo (which came with a little bowl of olives), and yes, it was a bit late in the day, almost eleven a.m., so I had una cerveza with it.

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Blogger Dhabi Dabbler said...

Like the new colour scheme. Grey was so, well, grey!
Having seem the hamburger reminded me - I went to Chili's in Reading with Mrs D and D junior. So nice to be offered a real margarita rather than a mocktail. The bill was however over £40 rather than the usual 120 dirham! Ho hum. Should stick to the soft drinks.

11:50 pm  
Blogger secretdubai said...

Gracias!

If you ever fancy having a tweak of the UAE community blog template, be my guest ;)

9:17 am  
Blogger dxbmatt said...

Sounds lovely, must try it sometime!

Cheers!

1:19 pm  
Blogger waterboy said...

It's a little more complicated - you need a bit of flour to thicken the sauce, definitely some paprika, and a dash of vinegar as well. Blending the tomatos is a good idea, or you can use tomate frito.

2:44 pm  

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