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Sausage recipes – Patatas Bravas with aromatic Boerewors!

Posted on September 15, 2009 by in beef

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Sausage recipes – Patatas Bravas with aromatic Boerewors. Sausage can mean so many different things to so many different people. In Germany it means, bratwurst, knackwurst, Bierschinken, Blutwurst, Bockwurst to mention but a few. In France we can enjoy Saucisson a l’Ail, Saucisse de Toulouse or for me a strange Saucisse aux Fruits de Mer.

These are just two countries, but you can literally travel the globe, by just visiting your butcher and cooking with different kinds of sausage. If you ever visit South Africa however, your stay will not be complete without a true South African delicassy, a Boerewors Roll. Boerewors is a South African sausage and it is made with minced beef or sometimes even pork or lamb.
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The secret to a good boerewors is in the mixture of spices used.
I have posted about a Boerewors Roll before, but this time I wanted to use this wonderful sausage in a typically Spanish dish that I have also made before and liked very much. Patatas Bravas is a spicy potato dish that is traditionally served as part of a tapas menu. I wanted the comfort of a potato dish, paired with the lovely spicy-ness of our own boerewors. This dish was everything that I had hoped for……belly warming, spicy and cheap!!!

Sausage Patatas Bravas


500 gr good quality sausage
about 1 large potato per person – peeled and cut into big chunks

1 large onion – peeled, but keep it whole

1 onion – sliced

5 whole cloves

olive oil

1-2 t smoked paprika

3 cloves garlic

2 T tomato paste

fresh thyme

salt and pepper

1 chopped chili – optional.

little water if needed.

1 t sugar

Press the cloves into 1 onion and place the onion, potatoes and salt in a pot with some water. Cook the potatoes until soft, but not mushy. Heat some olive oil in a pan and fry the sausage until browned on both sides, remove from pan and keep warm. Now add the onion,garlic and paprika to the same pan and fry onion until it is soft. When the potatoes are cooked but not mushy, drain and add potatoes to the pan with the onion. Lower the heat and let the potatoes caramelize. Add a little water if needed. Finally add the tomato paste and sugar and season well. Cut the sausage in smaller pieces and add to the pan. Let the flavors just marry for a while and then sprinkle with fresh herbs and enjoy as a light meal.

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27 Responses to “Sausage recipes – Patatas Bravas with aromatic Boerewors!”

  1. Emily 15 September 2009 at 11:26 am #

    Thank you for all of that sausage information.

    I've always wanted to try patatas bravas. Mmmm.

  2. Amy 15 September 2009 at 12:54 pm #

    Interesting about the sausage. Huh, who knew? And that recipe…that looks like comfort food at it's best.

  3. My Carolina Kitchen 15 September 2009 at 2:42 pm #

    Lots of great information about sausage and it can be confusing from one country to another.
    Love the potato and sausage dish. I bet the smoked paprika was perfect in it.

  4. Anonymous 15 September 2009 at 3:18 pm #

    Nins, This looks very, very nice..I am definitely going to make this tomorrow night!!! Thanks – you are a star!!! PPD

  5. Bellini Valli 15 September 2009 at 3:51 pm #

    Such a homey and comfortin dish. I am sure that I have told you that we have a Kopje Mountain here that I can see from my window..I was reminded of it when when you emntioned the name of these sausages.

  6. That Girl 15 September 2009 at 4:05 pm #

    I feel like "patatas bravas" is like the magic word of the year – I see it everywhere.

  7. The Woman 15 September 2009 at 4:43 pm #

    Nicely done! Boerewors rocks.

  8. Pam 15 September 2009 at 5:04 pm #

    Total comfort food! This looks hearty and delicious Nina.

  9. Sylvie 15 September 2009 at 6:15 pm #

    Being German I am of course a big lover of sausages and this looks like something I'd love to eat.

  10. Elra 15 September 2009 at 7:38 pm #

    You really good at making someone drooling to read the recipe. Worth trying Nina.

  11. Junglefrog 15 September 2009 at 11:01 pm #

    What a great pairing of the two! I love patatas bravas and adding this sausage to it is just a great idea and makes it a complete meal… Love it!

  12. Cynthia 16 September 2009 at 4:57 am #

    Do not think that I have not noticed your silence in my request to come live with you 🙂

    How's work on the new website coming along?

  13. Nina Timm 16 September 2009 at 9:30 am #

    Emily – you will love it and you can make it hot or not!!!

    amy – that is how we learn from each other isn't it!!!

    my carolina kitchen – the smoked paprika makes this dish!!

    Pinks – adjust your seasoning to taste…it is important!!!

    val – it is wonderful how food can take us places!!

    that girl – I think it is because it is cheap, tasty and fast to make!

    the woman – you know boerewors??

    pam – that it was for sure!!

    sylvie – I think Germans are the best at sausages!!

    elra – isn't that the idea??

    junglefrog – aaah, you're back. I missed you!!

    Cynthia – you are so welcome Cynthia!!! The new website is completely different to this one, it is an info site, still based on food, but geared to make money. Blogging comes naturally, but with this one it is almost like writing a thesis!!! It is coming on slowly though, thx for asking!!

  14. peasepudding 16 September 2009 at 11:37 am #

    Thanks for dropping by my blog and for your kind comments! The photography has taken a lot of practise and patience but i think I finally understand some of the technicalities! Your photos a great, so clear and detailed. My hubby loves all your savoury recipes, more so than my desserts ;o)

  15. Ben 16 September 2009 at 2:02 pm #

    I think potatoes and sausage is a common dish in most cultures. It's so easy to make, inexpensive and delicious that I can see why. I love your version, so full of flavor!

  16. elly 17 September 2009 at 2:32 am #

    I love, love, love patatas bravas! They can only be better with the sausage. YUM.

  17. Helene 17 September 2009 at 3:53 am #

    Another winning recipe from your repertoire. That looks delish. I love the pics.

  18. JennDZ - The Leftover Queen 17 September 2009 at 7:56 pm #


  19. Juno 17 September 2009 at 9:35 pm #

    I love, LOVE, the way you've brought boerewors into this recipe, Nina. As a South African who was raised on the scent of boerewors sizzling over a woodfire, my mouth watered reading this post! I hope that boerewors will become massively popular, the world over, when fans who flood into South Africa for the 2010 Soccer World Cup feast on the ultimate South African street food, the 'boerie roll': a hot dog made of spicy, barbequed boerewors in a fresh bread roll, with all the trimmings.

  20. Kevin 20 September 2009 at 3:41 pm #

    That looks like a nice and hearty and tasty meal! I will have to keep an eye out for some Boerewors to try.

  21. SavoringTime in the Kitchen 21 September 2009 at 4:38 pm #

    This sounds wonderful for a fall comfort meal! I have to admit I love sausages. We make some good ones in Wisconsin too 🙂


  22. AspiringArtists 8 October 2009 at 4:23 am #

    How is this entitled "easy cooking" – it looks delicious, inspiring, innovative and truthful to the very roots of fine cuisine.

  23. Jeanne 12 October 2009 at 1:13 pm #

    Oh, it's not even lunchtime and I am DROOLING!! Thank heavens we have a great boerewors supplier here in London, otherwise I'd be heartbroken.

  24. Yona 21 March 2011 at 10:47 am #

    This Recipe is Fantastic!i just can't get over of the patatas!

  25. Anonymous 22 May 2011 at 9:51 am #

    thank you

  26. MATHILDE TAVARES 9 May 2014 at 12:51 am #

    This dish is from wat contry please?

  27. Paul Bearpark 24 October 2014 at 2:52 am #

    Finally got some boerewors from our new butcher & got to make this recipe, a fantastic blend of South African & Spanish tastes, absolutely delicious.

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