Spanish tortilla de patata on a wooden cutting board
You Have To Try These 14 Spanish Potato Dishes
Patatas Bravas
Potatoes are a near-universal ingredient, and Spain is home to some of the most mouth-watering potato dishes in the world, like patatas bravas.
Often served as tapas, or a small plate, patatas bravas consist of crispy, fried chunks of potato served in a spicy paprika-based sauce or a creamy garlic aioli.
Tortilla De Patata
Another popular everyday bite, tortilla de patata is almost like a Spanish version of an omelet, consisting of a fluffy patty of eggs with potatoes and onion.
The dish is served at any meal of the day and typically includes tender potatoes and onion. Variations might include chorizo, peppers, and other mix-ins.
Patatas A Lo Pobre
Patatas a lo pobre, meaning "poor man's potatoes," is a cheap, easy, and delicious dish made of potatoes fried until they reach a confit-like texture.
It typically consists of potatoes, onions, bell peppers, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper, but you can add chorizo, eggs, herbs, and spices or omit the peppers and onion.
Patatas Panaderas
For something on the simpler side, try patatas panaderas, a simple baked dish that yields perfectly creamy potatoes in every bite.
Consisting of thinly sliced potatoes, onion, garlic, olive oil, white wine, salt, and pepper, the dish is baked until it’s a perfect balance of crispy outside and creamy inside.
Trinxat is a Catalonian dish from the Pyrenees region made of potatoes and cabbage broiled with bacon, garlic, peppers, and mushrooms.
Trinxat is so popular the region's capital of Puigcerdà hosts a yearly festival in honor of the decadent, savory dish.