Brava Sauce is the Perfect Complement for Your Potatoes

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If you have ever had the pleasure of visiting Spain, you will have undoubtedly seen a small plate of potatoes with a curious-looking pale red sauce on top of them on a dinner table. 

This dish is known as patatas bravas, which is basically a mixture of fried potato chunks along with a tangy and slightly spicy tomato-based sauce which is known as brava sauce. Making this sauce is a delicious accompaniment for any type of fried potato. 

Let’s learn how to make it, quickly and easily!


  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons tomato ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Frank’s hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Water


  • First, place the mayonnaise into a small bowl. After this, go ahead and add the tomato ketchup, and hot sauce and stir thoroughly to combine evenly.
  • Once you’ve mixed up these three liquid ingredients, add the three dry seasonings and use a spoon to mix thoroughly once again. You want the consistency of this sauce to be a little more watery than ketchup, so add water as you see fit and continue to mix.
  • Serve either as a dipping sauce for potatoes or on top of them, and enjoy!