10 (Sat) January 2015
Patatas Bravas with Bacalao
in my apartment
Patatas bravas is a Spanish potato dish. Consists of cubed potatoes, deep-fried, served with tomato sauce, often a bit spicy–simple and obvious yet satisfying. Classic tapa.
From a cookbook that I’d purchased in Barcelona (see generally 5.202 Sepia Plancha), patatas bravas seemed an easy entry point. Improvised with chats, hoping to emulate the roasted ones I’d experienced in Melbourne (see generally 5.340 Fried Cauliflower, Chilli, Coriander), but didn’t maintain the proper temperature and ended up burning them a bit. The sauce was okay, if predictable, enhanced with some anchovies. The bacalao, whatever. Oh well.
Even though it didn’t turn out so great this time, I’ll keep the idea in the back of my mind for a dinner party appetizer someday.