[Recipe] Patatas Bravas - only for the brave

Another day, another reason to be an angry vegetarian.

This time it's the CHILLI in this Patatas Bravas recipe that's making me angry. It's HOT, but it's got a real flavour too - I can't help thinking I'd like it EVEN MORE with a bit of bacon.


  • 600g potatoes (don't use shit potatoes, get some Maris Pipers in)
  • 2 x tins chopped tomatoes
  • 3 x cloves garlic
  • 3 x scotch bonnet chillies
  • 1 x onion
  • A shed load of good quality olive oil


  1. Peel and hack up the potatoes into pieces, and par boil. 
  2. Heat oil in a large roasting tin until SMOKING. Place potatoes in the tin and shuffle 'em about a bit, then season with salt and pepper. Place in the hot oven for about ten minutes.
  3. Mix up the chopped onion, chillis and garlic in a frying pan with olive oil, then add your chopped tomatoes. Simmer for 10 mins on low heat.
  4. Get yer tatties out of the oven and pour the tomato sauce over them, mix them around a bit and serve.

NOTE: The chilli can be tempered slightly by adding a touch of high quality balsamic vinegar and a sprinkle of sugar - but don't give your RING a rest - get some chilli in you.

Oh, and if you need to ADD SOME PIG, you can grill some bacon, chop it up and add it to the bravas mix. If you eat meat, that is.

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