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Fried Potato Tacos

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.
  • The preparation time is of .
  • Recipe for 10 fried tacos.


  • 3 Potatoes (15.8 oz)
  • 10 Corn Tortillas (7 oz)
  • 1 Avocado (8.8 oz)
  • 1 Tomato (7 oz)
  • 1/4 of a Lettuce (3.5 oz)
  • 1/2 Red Onion (2.6 oz)
  • 1/2 cup of Mexican Cream (4.2 fl oz)
  • 1/4 cup of crumbled Fresh Cheese (1.4 oz)
  • 1 cup of Vegetable Oil (8.4 fl oz)
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Salt

  • Cookware

  • 1 Saucepan
  • 1 Frying Pan
  • 1 Griddle
  • 1 Bowl
  • 1 Large Plate
  • 1 Chopping Board
  • 1 Tongs
  • 1 Potato Masher
  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Fork
  • 1 Spoon
  • 10 Toothpicks
  • 4 Paper Towels

  • Directions

    Cook the Potatoes

    1. Put in a saucepan:
    • 3 Potatoes.
    • The enough Water to cover the potatoes.
    • 1/4 tablespoon of Salt.

    1. Bring the saucepan water to a boil over high heat.
    2. Leave the potatoes cooking in the boiling water for about 20 minutes, until they soften.

    While the Potatoes are Ready...

    1. Cut 1/4 of a lettuce into strips, then reserve.
    2. Dice 1 tomato and reserve.
    3. Finely chop 1/2 red onion, then set aside.

    Back to the Potatoes...

    1. Verify that the potatoes that were left cooking are soft; if not cook them for a longer time.

    To know if the potatoes are ready, spear a fork in the potatoes. When you feel that the fork goes in and out smoothly the potatoes are ready.

    1. Remove from the saucepan, with some tongs, the potatoes that were cooked and rinse them with cold water.
    2. Peel the potatoes that were rinsed and put them in a bowl.
    3. Also add in the bowl:
    • Pepper to taste.
    • 1/4 tablespoon of Salt.

    1. 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

    1. Heat on a griddle over medium heat 10 maize tortillas for approximately 1 minute per each side, until they are soft.
    2. Remove from the griddle the tortillas and put on each one, with a spoon, some of the mashed potato that was prepared.
    3. Roll all the tortillas as tacos and close them with some toothpicks; then set aside.

    Make the Fried Tacos

    1. Pour in a frying pan approximately 1 cup of vegetable oil, so you end up having about a 1/2’’ deep oil layer.
    2. Heat the frying pan oil over high heat.
    3. 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.

    1. 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.
    2. Remove from the fried potato tacos the toothpicks, then reserve.
    3. 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

    1. Cut 1 avocado into strips, then set aside.

    The avocado is cut at the end so it doesn’t oxidize nor it turns black.

    1. Transfer from the paper towels to a large plate the fried potato tacos that were prepared.
    2. 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.

    Enjoy Your Fried Tacos

    Fried Potato Tacos covered with many ingredients

    * These tacos are also called flautas (flutes).

    Suggestion: If you want you can put as garnish to these tacos some refried beans or a guacamole.

    Variation: The fried tacos are very popular in Mexico therefore other fillings are used like the chicken , the beef , the chorizo , etc.

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    Additional Info

    Use this potato masher so your puree has the best consistency.

    You have to garnish these tacos with avocado because the avocado gives more color, more joy and a sweet and creamy flavor. If you don’t have avocados buy these ones, they are a true delight.

    To fry well the tacos you need some good tongs like the OXO, they have a very good grip and they grab everything perfectly well.

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