"Patatas Bravas al Estilo de Javi"
Javi-Style Spicy Potatos
In the spring of 2010 we had a few nice weeks in Sant Pere Pescador at the Costa Brava in Spain. We took long walks on the beach just about every day, and we developed a ritual at the end of our walks: we land at the terrace of the Marlin Beach Bar, Bonnie comes over with cold beer and white wine, and she yells to the kitchen: "Javi! Bravas!!!".
Javi is Bonnie's husband, he is from Patagonia, went to Buenos Aires to learn how to cook, met Bonnie in Spain, and together with her he grabbed the opportunity to run the Beach Bar.
Javier knows a thing or two about cooking. He serves tender steaks with his own home-made Chimichurri. He has delicious Calamares a la Romana on the menu, and the Chipirones are absolutely great. But first and foremost, it's those crisp Patatas Bravas that we'd have after those beach walks - with the sour creamy mayonnaise and the spicy Salsa Brava - that we were dying for within a week after we got back home...
We had to do something about that, of course. This Spanish potatos tapas recipe comes close to the Patatas Bravas like they are served by Javi in the Marlin Beach Bar. And for us they bring the Costa Brava a bit closer to home!
Serving of Patatas Bravas a la Javi
For this Spanish potato tapas recipe you will need the following ingredients:
|Salsa Brava (spicy Spanish tomatosauce);|
|Skewers or Toothpicks;|
Patatas Bravas Preparation
Preparation of these Spanish Patatas Bravas al Estilo de Javi is quite simple.
Peel the potatos, cut them in one inch chunks, wash them, and dry them;
Pre-Frying: Deep fry the potato chunks for 3 to 4 minutes in oil of about 150 to 160 degrees Centigrade (300F to 320F) until they start to sizzle, which is a sign that they are done on the inside; Allow to cool down for at least half an hour;
Frying: Deep fry the potato chunks in oil of about 170 to 180 degrees Centigrade (340F to 360F) until they are golden brown;
Drain well, add salt to taste;
Serve immediately with thin lines of Salsa Brava and Mayonnaise poured over them;
Garnish the bowl with a skewer for everybody!
Suggestion of El Jefe:
Marlin Beach Bar, Aquarius Campground, Sant Pere Pescador, Catalunya, Spain