March 5

Patatas Bravas with Sweet Potatoes

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Patatas Bravas with Sweet Potatoes

Tapas are a staple of Spanish cuisine and a popular one is “Patatas Bravas.” These are warm, crispy potatoes served up with a sautéed veggies or a tasty aioli, which is a fancy mayo. Here, we make it extra healthy thanks to sweet potatoes.

Active Time: 20 min – Start to Finish: 30 min


  • 1 ½ lbs large sweet potatoes peeled and chopped into 1” cubes
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher Salt & Fresh Black Pepper

In a large pot over high heat bring 5 cups of water to a boil, then add the sweet potatoes and boil for 12-15 minutes until just tender. Strain the potatoes and set aside in a bowl.
In a large pan over medium heat add 2 Tbs oil, onion, bell peppers, 2 garlic cloves, 1 tsp salt, black pepper and cook for 3-4 minutes until softened. Remove from the pan.
Add 3 Tbs oil to the same pan, let heat for 1 minutes, then add cooked potatoes, 1 tsp salt, black pepper and let cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until potatoes are browned and crispy. Add vegetables to pan and mix.
To make a quick aioli: Add mayo in a bowl and add 2 garlic cloves, 2 Tbs olive oil, lemon juice,1 tsp salt,
pepper, then whisk together.
Serve potatoes and sautéed veggies topped with a drizzle of aioli.

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Eric Horwitz

About LIFT

Eric founded LIFT Enrichment in 2010 because he wanted to help young kids develop their culinary skills so they could make healthy foods for friends and family for the rest of their lives.  He has worked with kids for over 15 years and enjoys their energy and enthusiasm for learning new things.  Eric studied abroad in Italy while at UCLA and discovered a passion for cooking.  

Eric Horwitz, Ceo of Lift

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