I have recently been experimenting with Spanish cooking and tried a Spanish style chicken which I was really pleased with. One thing I have been wanting to try for a while is Tapas, a selection of mix and match Spanish dishes which can be eaten together or separately. I remember eating in a Spanish restaurant and one dish I really loved was a dish of potatoes smothered in a tomato style sauce with a bit of a kick to it. I wanted to try and recreate something similar at home. I managed to find two recipes which prepare the potatoes in a very similar way, the only difference is the sauce. These are Patatas Bravas, potatoes in a tomato based sauce and Patatas Alioli, potatoes served with a garlic mayonnaise sauce.
Normally the dishes would be served with potatoes and sauce in the same dish, but I decided to serve the potatoes and sauce separately and give people the choice of one or both. I also made several other dishes to serve along with the potatoes. I used Maris Piper Potatoes, a potato that I find very versatile which can be used in numerous potato dishes.
If you are feeling adventurous these are great served with other tapas dishes but would also make a lovely accompaniment to a main meal.
This post is an entry for #MarisPiperBritMums Linky Challenge sponsored by Potato Council for Potato Week 7 – 13 October, celebrating the varieties of potatoes and how we like to eat them. Learn more and find recipes at www.lovepotatoes.co.uk