Saturday, 31 May 2014

Cheat's Patatas Bravas

Cheat's Patatas Bravas
This is another one of my non-recipes, which seams almost too simple to be worth blogging, however it makes a cheap, quick and super-easy vegan meal which can be cooked in about 20 minutes.

Patatas Bravas should really served as a tapas dish, however, it makes a great camping/festival meal and is also good for an end of the week/month dinner, when the cupboards (and purse) are bare!

Serves 4
  • 2 tbsp olive or vegetable oil 
  • 1 kg/2lb bag of frozen potato cubes, almost defrosted 
  • 1 large jar of tomato and chilli pasta sauce 
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large frying pan/baking dish. Shallow fry or roast the potato chunks until cooked, crisp and golden brown (about 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally).
Throw in the jar of tomato and chilli sauce and any extras (see below) and heat through for a further few minutes until piping hot.

Serve with bread, olives and salad.

Alternatives: To bulk this out, add some extra veg/protein along with the tomato sauce (eg: a tin of drained beans/chickpeas/sweetcorn/sliced mushrooms/veggie salami/chorizo etc...anything ready cooked.). You could also swap the potato cubes for frozen chips, wedges or even hash browns.
For a cheaper version, use 'real' potatoes and a home made tomato sauce
Make individual portions and serve as a tapas dish whilst watching Spain play in the World Cup!

 Credit Crunch Munch
I'm entering this recipe to this month's Credit Crunch Munch , hosted at Gingey Bites and founded by Fab Food 4 All and Fuss Free Flavours.

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  1. So simple and yet I'd never thought of substituting pasta for fried potatoes. This one's a keeper. Thanks.

  2. Replies
    1. Me too...just occasionally when you really don't have time to cook a proper meal.


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