Crispy Patatas Bravas with Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon

Crispy Patatas Bravas Hilltop

Here’s a traditional tapas potato recipe that is equal parts delicious and easy to make. A perfectchoice for last-minute fall guests. Pair with the 2017 J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon.

Prep Time: 15 min.

Cook Time: 40 min.
Servings: 4



  • 1 ½ pounds fingerling potatoes, halved lengthwise
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • ½ cup good quality mayonnaise use vegan mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup roasted piquillo peppers seeds removed and coarsely chopped (can substitute roasted red pepper)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Arrange potatoes, cut-side down, ona rimmed baking sheet, spaced evenly apart. Pour in enoughwater to cover baking sheet with a thin layer, about 11⁄2-2 cups.Cover baking sheet very tightly with foil, crimping against thesides of the baking sheet to seal and trap in the steam.

2. Bake until a fork slides easily through potatoes, about20 minutes. Let potatoes cool slightly and increase oventemperature to 425°F. Peel back the foil on one corner andpour off any remaining water. Remove foil and drizzle olive oilover potatoes. Season with salt and toss to combine.

3. Arrange potatoes cut-side down and evenly spaced. Roastuntil tops are golden and bottoms are deeply browned, about20 minutes more. Let potatoes cool slightly, then use a spatulato unstick them from baking sheet.

4. While potatoes are baking, make the aioli by combiningmayonnaise, piquillo peppers and salt in a blender. Pulse untilsmooth and transfer to a bowl. Serve with the potatoes.

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