These fried tacos are an exquisite dish that consists of crispy tortillas filled with potato, which are also covered with a large amount of ingredients, as if they were some tostadas. Without a doubt is a perfect dish for grown-ups and little ones for the delicacy of its flavor and its high nutritional value.
The fried potato tacos are an excellent main course and its flavor is exceptional since the combination of potato with tortilla is perfect. Also all the ingredients that are put over the tacos give a lot of freshness. A salsa can also be put on these tacos to give them a tasty spicy flavor and make its flavor even more irresistible.
About the Recipe
This recipe is a bit complicated, follow the steps carefully so your tacos will come out perfect.
Don’t use olive oil in this recipe because is not the best option for frying tortillas.
If you have time you can prepare the corn tortillas that are used in this recipe, in this way your tacos will have a better flavor.
Preferably use red onion to garnish the dish because it gives more color and flavor to the tacos.
Mash the potatoes that were put in the bowl with a potato masher, until having the consistency of a puree; then set aside.
Work with the Tortillas
Heat on a griddle over medium heat 10 maize tortillas for approximately 1 minute per each side, until they are soft.
Remove from the griddle the tortillas and put on each one, with a spoon, some of the mashed potato that was prepared.
Roll all the tortillas as tacos and close them with some toothpicks; then set aside.
Make the Fried Tacos
Pour in a frying pan approximately 1 cup of vegetable oil, so you end up having about a 1/2’’ deep oil layer.
Heat the frying pan oil over high heat.
Put in the frying pan the potato tacos that were prepared (just the ones that fit in) and fry them for about 2 minutes starting from the end where the tortilla was closed, until they are moderately fried; turn them regularly with some tongs.
The tacos start to be fried from the side where the tortilla was closed to seal them and in this way the filling doesn’t spill.
Transfer from the frying pan to some paper towels, with the tongs, the fried potato tacos that were prepared, so they dry and the fat excess is absorbed.
Remove from the fried potato tacos the toothpicks, then reserve.
Repeat the same procedure with the potato tacos that were not fried, it won’t be necessary to add more vegetable oil in the frying pan.
Garnish the Fried Tacos
Cut 1 avocado into strips, then set aside.
The avocado is cut at the end so it doesn’t oxidize nor it turns black.
Transfer from the paper towels to a large plate the fried potato tacos that were prepared.
Put over the fried potato tacos the following ingredients:
1/2 cup of Mexican Cream.
The Red Onion that was minced.
The Lettuce strips that were cut.
The Tomato dices that were cut.
The Avocado strips that were cut.
Sprinkle 1/4 cup of crumbled Fresh Cheese.
Preferably put the ingredients in the same order as given so the tacos look divine.