Patatas Bravas with Tomato Aioli
- Olive oil for frying
- 2 lb. new potatoes, cut into 2-inch chunks
- Salt, to taste
- 2 Tbs. all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. sweet paprika
- 1 cup beef stock
- 2 Tbs. red wine vinegar
- 1/2 to 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 1/4 cup tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup aioli, or to taste
In a large sauté pan over medium heat, pour in olive oil to a depth of 1 1/2 inches. When the oil is hot, add the potatoes and more oil if necessary to cover them. Cook the potatoes, turning them with tongs as needed, until tender, crispy and brown, 20 to 30 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the potatoes to a baking dish, season with salt and keep warm in the oven.
Drain off all but 1 Tbs. of the oil from the pan. Set the pan over low heat, add the flour and paprika and stir for a few minutes. Slowly add the stock, stirring constantly. Add the vinegar and red pepper flakes and simmer, uncovered, for about 10 minutes. Stir in the tomato sauce and season with salt. Transfer to a small bowl and stir in the aioli. Serve immediately with the potatoes. Serves 8.