Potatoes Bravas
CATEGORY: Appetizers- Hot
This is a classic Spanish tapa, served in many tapas bars throughout Spain.
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PREP TIME: 25 minutes
2 tablespoons of olive oil
4 large potatoes, peeled, and cut to 1-inch cubes
3 tablespoons minced onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper
1 1/3 tablespoons Spanish paprika
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco Sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Chopped parsley, for garnish
1 cup olive oil , for frying the potatoes

In a saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until the onion is translucent. Turn off the heat and add paprika, Tabasco sauce and thyme, stirring well. Transfer to a bowl and add ketchup and mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

Sprinkle potatoes lightly with salt and pepper.
In a large skillet fry the potatoes in 1 cup olive oil until cooked through and golden-brown, stirring occasionally.
Drain the potatoes and check the seasoning, add more salt if necessary, and set aside.

Mix the potatoes with the sauce inmediately before serving so that the potatoes retain their crispness.
Garnish with parsley.  Serve warm.