Batatas Bravas ~Deep-fried Potatoes with Spicy Tomato and Garlic Sauce~



  • 4 potatoes
  • Oil for deep-frying, as needed
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 canned or 200g whole tomatoes
  • 1 chili pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil


  1. Peel the potatoes, cut into rectangular sticks, and soak in water.  Remove the seeds of chili pepper, soak in hot water to soften, and mince.
  2. Peel the garlic and mince.  Mince the onions as well.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan and stir-fry the garlic, chili pepper, and onion for a few minutes.  When the aroma of garlic rises, add the whole tomatoes and salt.  Occasionally stir the sauce and simmer until the juice thickens.
  4. Drain the potatoes and dry completely with paper towels.   Heat the oil at a medium temperature and deep-fry the potatoes for about 3 minutes.  Drain the oil completely.
  5. Place the deep-fried potatoes in the center of a plate and serve with the tomato and garlic sauce.