Wednesday, 25 July 2012

McCain's Summer of Sharing Tapas Recipe

Spanish Patatas Bravas, Tortilla and Almond Green Beans Recipe

McCain have launched their Summer of Sharing website where you can find recipes, party tips, games and a calendar of events for this summer as well as the chance to win one of 100 party packs, that McCain are  giving away each day, as well as the opportunity to win the ultimate party to share with your friends and family.

I was given the chance to have a go at one of the Summer of Sharing recipes and McCain kindly provided the ingredients for a tasty Spanish Tapas meal...perfect for sharing with friends and family!!

We made Spanish Patatas Bravas, Tortilla and Almond Green Beans which we served up as a Tapas inspired meal rather than as the Spanish do in little bite sized pieces in bowls!

Tapas Recipes

For the Patatas Bravas

300g McCain Lightly Spiced Wedges
1 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion chopped
1 clove garlic chopped
1 small red chilli chopped
225g can chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp tomato puree
a pinch of sugar
1/2 tsp paprika


Cook wedges as per instructions.
Make sauce by frying onion for 3-4 minutes, add chilli and garlic and cook for a further minute.
Add chopped tomatoes, puree and paprika and cook for 5 minutes.
Simmer for 10 minutes until sauce is thickened.

Serve over the wedges.

For the Tortilla

300g McCain Lightly Spiced Wedges
1 onion sliced
50ml virgin olive oil
6 eggs
3 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley


Cook wedges as per instructions.
Heat oil in heavy based 20cm frying pan. Add onion and cook for 20 minutes until caramelized.
Beat eggs in jug and add chopped parsley and season.  
Add cooked potatoes to the onion.
Pour over egg and cook for about 20 minutes.
Finish off under grill.

For Almond Green Beans

150g green beans
100g unsalted butter
75g blanched almonds
Juice of one lemon


Cook green beans in boiling salted water.
Put butter in pan with almonds.  
Heat up gently.
Toss in green beans and heat until butter goes golden brown and foams.
Remove from heat and add lemon juice to stop the cooking process.

The meal took about 20 minutes to prepare and 25 minutes to cook and served five of us with leftovers to spare for Ian's lunch the next day.  We improvised slightly by topping the tortilla with grated hard goat's cheese before finishing off under the grill.

Kizzy enjoyed helping me out in the kitchen preparing the dishes!

There are lots more recipes that include McCain Wedges on the Summer of Sharing website, plus ideas for throwing a summer party.


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