Cheat’s Patatas Bravas

By Jessica Brook with photography by James Moffatt

Cheat’s Patatas Bravas
Unexpected guests or friends popping in for a quick bite? Need a meal you can rustle up a snack from ingredients you have on hand? These crispy, golden Cheat's Patatas Bravas will work a treat.


Serves 4



500g Désirée potatoes, cut onto 3cm pieces

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

2 cloves garlic, crushed

2 cups passata

2 tsp smoked paprika

¼ cup sherry vinegar

1 tbsp brown sugar

½ cup gluten-free aioli, to serve

Lemon wedges, to serve

Chopped dried chilli, to serve



  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C (200°C fan forced). Place the potatoes on a large baking tray, toss with 2 tablespoons oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 20 minutes, turning occasionally or until golden.
  2. Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring occasionally for 2 minutes or until softened. Add passata, paprika, vinegar, sugar and bring to a simmer. Serve the potatoes drizzled with tomato sauce, served with aioli, lemon wedges and chilli.


Smart Tip

For patatas bravas baked eggs, place tomatoes and half the potatoes in a large, deep-sided frying pan. Crack eggs into the pan, sprinkle with grated manchego and dollop with aioli. Place under hot grill for 2-3 minutes. Then serve with lemon and herbs.



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