Wondering what to do with leftover roast potatoes from a Sunday lunch? This easy patatas bravas recipe is perfect for using up leftover potatoes and is yummy with chorizo and fried eggs.
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I love roasted potatoes. Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, golden brown and just absolutely delicious.
I can’t get enough of them, and luckily for me, Jim makes the best roast potatoes ever in the world.
We do tend to make pretty huge Sunday roasts. I love to make meals with the leftover meat on Monday, so it’s nice to have plenty leftover.
However, if you’ve got more than a few potatoes leftover, you might want to do more with them.
In which case, what could ever be better than patatas bravas with leftover roast potatoes?
What to do with Leftover Roast Potatoes
There are a few different things that you can do with leftover roasted potatoes.
While Patatas Bravas recipe with leftovers is great, you could also try some other roast potato recipes like:
- Leftover roast potatoes curry – adding potatoes to a leftover beef curry is a fantastic way to bulk it out if you don’t have much meat.
- Bombay Potatoes
- Leftover roast potatoes and veg hash
- Leftover roast potatoes frittata
How Long are Leftover Roast Potatoes Good For?
Leftover cooked potatoes will be fine kept in the fridge for 3-4 days.
Storing Cooked Roast Potatoes
Leave your potatoes to cool by removing them from the roasting tray and leaving them on the side, in a lidded tub, uncovered.
Once they are cool, cover them and place them in the fridge.
Can Cooked Roast Potatoes Be Frozen?
Yes, cold roast potatoes can be frozen.
But freezing potatoes can change the texture a little, so don’t be surprised if they feel a little different when you reheat them.
To freeze your potatoes, leave them to cool before sealing, just like you would to store them in the fridge.
Then freeze for up to 2 months, and thaw in the fridge when you are ready to reheat them.
Can Cooked Roast Potatoes be Reheated
Yes. To reheat frozen roast potatoes, first, thaw thoroughly in the fridge.
Then, if you are making something like this patatas bravas with chorizo recipe, you can reheat it by frying gently.
Another option is reheating on a baking sheet in the oven for 10-20 minutes, depending on the size of the potatoes.
Can You Use Leftover Roast Potatoes in Bubble and Squeak?
Personally, I like to use mashed potato in bubble and squeak because it binds it all together.
You could certainly add chopped-up leftover roast potatoes to the mix as well, though.
What is Patatas Bravas?
Patatas Bravas is a popular Spanish potato recipe. It’s often served as a small tapas dish and means “spicy potatoes”.
It’s yummy, and a quick and easy bravas sauce is the perfect way to give leftover roast potatoes new life.
Making Patatas Bravas with Leftover Roast Potatoes
Patatas Bravas is basically crispy fried potatoes covered in a slightly spicy tomato sauce. This means leftover roast potatoes are perfect.
They are already fantastically crispy, so you just need to chop them a little smaller once they are cool and fry them in a pan for a few minutes to warm them up before covering them in the sauce.
Ingredients for Bravas Sauce
My bravas sauce is fairly mild, tomatoey and really yummy.
Cooking Spray – Swap for a tbsp olive oil if you prefer
Tinned Chopped Tomatoes
Can You Make Patatas Bravas with a Small Portion of Leftover Roast Potatoes?
Yes. My bravas sauce is a fairly big portion, but you can easily halve it or just use what you need and freeze the leftovers in a sealed tub or bag.
Another option is parboiling some extra potatoes before finishing them by frying in a saucepan until crispy or even using a bag of store-bought frozen roast potatoes.
Just cook these in the oven to packet instructions before chopping them into smaller pieces and adding them to your leftover potatoes.
How to Serve Patatas Bravas with Leftover Roast Potatoes
As you can see from my pictures, I served my patatas bravas with chorizo and eggs.
This is an awesome meal, whether you are having a big bowl of it or eating it as tapas. Served like this, it reminds me of my chorizo and potato salad.
As a Side
If you prefer to serve your potatoes as a side, simply make the bravas sauce in a pan, and fry your chopped potatoes in a frying pan in a little oil until they are warm.
Drizzle the sauce over the potatoes to taste.
When it comes to what to serve with patatas bravas, literally anything you’d typically have potatoes with.
Patatas Bravas with Chorizo and Egg
Spanish Potatoes with Chorizo and Egg is a fantastic dinner.
In my recipe below, I explain how to cook Potato and chorizo together before topping with egg.
I will admit, though, that I cheat on my recipe for patatas bravas with chorizo and cook my egg in a small pan separately (affiliate link) before placing it on top either in the pan to take to the table or once the patatas bravas has been served in a bowl.