Monday, November 24, 2014

WORLDFOODS Recipe Swap: Patatas Bravas from Mum Reinvented

 This has to be one of the coolest posts I've ever posted. 

Remember my review on WORLDFOODS Sauces? (If not, check it out here.) Well, have I got something to tell you. 

In a pen-pal type setting, I was teamed up with Kat, a blogger from the UK & owner of Mum Reinvented. We chose to come up with our own Fusion-style dishes incorporating WORLDFOODS Sauces & simply share the recipes on each others blog (you can see my recipe here). Which honestly was the best choice considering that she is currently in Spain (I'm a tad jealous over here, LOL) & my shipment of sauces took much longer than expected. So without further ado, here is Kat's recipe!

Patatas Bravas

As I spend more time in Spain than the UK these days, I thought I would take a well known Spanish dish and transform it using the Asian influences from the World Foods range. I wanted something that was quick and easy and could be enjoyed by the whole family so I went with Patatas Bravas, or 'Brave Potatoes' to give them their English translation. These fiery potatoes are a staple on restaurant and tapas bar menus throughout Spain and are not only quick and easy to make, but cheap too, which makes them great for feeding a family.

I often serve Patatas Bravas with a roast chicken (the English influence coming through there), in smaller portions as part of a tapas style meal or even on their own. They are proper comfort food after all. Garlic Mayo or Alioli as it's known in Spain is another quick and simple menu item and goes really well with patatas bravas, tapas, as an alternative to sandwich spread or on steak.

The addition of the Thai sweet chilli dipping sauce to the tomato sauce gives it a really lovely sweet taste, with the kaffir lime adding a cheeky after bite. I usually just flavour my sauce with the sweet paprika for the kids and add a pinch of hot paprika for my partner and I, but even the kids wolfed this down and I actually prefer it to my own sauce. As for the garlic mayo, the hint of chilli running through the garlic paste gives it a slight kick and it makes a lovely smooth and creamy mayo that we all enjoyed. I'm surprised at how much of a difference these little tweaks made to a dish the kids wouldn't usually be that bothered about can actually make and have turned it into a real favourite. It just goes to show that adding something a little different can actually make a dish all the more enjoyable so don't be afraid to experiment with flavours and perhaps even try my recipe for Patatas Bravas yourself?


• 1lb potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes
• 1 tin/can of chopped tomatoes or tomato frito/passata
• 1⁄2 a red onion, finely chopped
• 2 cloves of garlic
• 1tbsp sweet paprika
• Shop bought mayo
• World Foods garlic paste
• World Foods Thai sweet chilli dipping sauce with kaffir lime


1. Preheat the oven to 200C/375F/Gas Mark 7
2. Add a splash of olive or canola oil to a skillet/frying pan and brown the potatoes on all sides
3. In a smaller pan fry off the onions and garlic until soft in a little oil
4. Add the tomatoes, sweet chilli dipping sauce and paprika and reduce the sauce
5. Once browned, transfer the potatoes onto a baking tray and cook in the oven until crispy
6. In the meantime mix the mayo and garlic pasta in a small dipping bowl
7. Once cooked serve the potatoes in a dish with the spicy tomato sauce poured over and the garlic mayo on the side (or as we do on top).

 I have to say that I've never had Patatas Bravas before, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to get my hands on these particular WORLDFOODS Sauces as soon as I can because this dish looks amazingly delicious!

  Kat is a cake loving, serial dieting, history geek with wanderlust and mum of two - a toddler and a tween. Needless to say things are never boring (or quiet) in her house!Learn more about her here.

WORLDFOODS sauces are available worldwide, with a different selection available in each country. To find out the selection of sauces available in your country along with stockist details please visit HERE.


  1. This is pretty cool. As a potato lover I will need to try this.

  2. We tried WORLDFOODS sauces a few months ago and loved them. This recipe looks great!

  3. That looks delicious, I would love to try your recipe. I have never heard of WordFoods before.

  4. I'll have to give this a try. We love potatoes in our house and it looks pretty easy to make.

  5. Sounds like a delicious recipe to try! I love taking an old standby and making it new again. Different flavors can make a whole world of difference!

  6. We love this dish. Have to try her twist on the recipe

  7. Potatoes and Tomatoes. Not only does it rhyme, but it sounds wonderful. I would have never thought of putting it together this way.

  8. Wow that looks really delicious! I would love to try this out!

  9. This looks delicious! I've never made anything like this before, but I think it's time to change that!

  10. Wow, that looks delicious. I'm definitely going to have to try this.

  11. I have never had this before, but judging from the ingredient list, I would really like it! I may have to give it a try soon!

  12. That looks pretty amazing. Would love to try it!

  13. I have not yet heard of this brand. I love potatoes and I think I might like this sauce too.

  14. I've never eaten anything like this before, but it looks amazing!

  15. This looks delicious - I am definitely up for giving this a try :)

  16. That looks really good. I will have to try this!

  17. Anything with potatoes has me sold, the best root to eat!

  18. This is original. I have never tried mixing potatoes and tomatoes. I have to try it.

  19. That looks so good! I love potato recipes, yum!

  20. What a nice recipe swap. Sometimes you need something new and different.