Thursday, December 6, 2012

Potato Tacos

One of my favorite indulgences is Potato Tacos. They are super easy, adaptable, and vegetarian!  The only thing is I don't really measure anything, I taste as I go, so just keep this in mind.
Filling:
8 potatoes
1 onion diced
1 or 2 garlic cloves, mashed
1/2 tbsp cumin
Zest of one Lemon
Cilantro
Salt
Pepper
Toothpicks
Corn tortillas
Boil potatoes, set aside.  In a skillet saute onions on medium heat until slightly translucent, add garlic and cumin. Saute until garlic is fragrant, turn heat off.  Let mixture cool. 
Mash the potatoes  with a fork into small chunks.  Add in the mixture, lemon zest, salt and pepper to taste.
The next step is not necessary, but I highly recommend doing it.
Take the corn tortillas and heat up slightly on a griddle.  Take a tortilla, fill with stuffing and use a toothpick to "seal" it. (see picture)
Use a deep frying pan.  Add enough oil to cover the tacos once you add them.  Wait for it to heat up.  Use tongs to add one taco at a time, my pan fit 4 at a time.  Brown on one side and turn.  Once done place on baking tray with lined paper. 
These can be eaten with sour cream, salsa, and cheese.  I originally added the cilantro before frying, but honestly, it's better to add after frying, for a clean, fresh contrast.  Best way, is however you love to eat your crunchy tacos.
A side of mexican rice and you're good to go. Hope you enjoy this classic (in my family) dish.

1 comment:

Thank you for visiting! Please drop me some wisdom? Thank you!