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Tacos de Papa (Potato Tacos)

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"I remember my mother making these potato tacos when I was growing up. We loved them! And they're great with mashed potatoes."
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25 m servings 513
Original recipe yields 4 servings (8 tacos)


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  1. Prepare mashed potatoes according to package directions.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Sautee diced onions in oil until tender and translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add cooked mashed potatoes and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place tortillas on a plate. Heat in microwave until pliable, 15 to 20 seconds.
  4. Place 1/4 cup of potato mixture in each tortilla, fold in half and secure each end with toothpicks.
  5. Heat oil in a skillet until shimmering. Fry each taco until crispy and golden brown, about 1 minute on each side.
  6. Remove toothpicks and top with garnishes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 513 calories; 34.6 46.7 7.3 6 229 Full nutrition

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These were great! Just like my mom makes them. If anyone else wants to make them, I'd like to suggest the perfect homemade salsa for them: tomatoes, dried red chiles, salt, garlic and oregano. T...

Loved this! I added some onions and peppers to the potatoes for color and taste.

Never thought to use leftover mashed potatoes for tacos....even though I have tried potato tacos at Mexican eateries and loved them!!! I am going to have these for lunch today. You can customiz...

Definitely will make again!

I didn't make this recipe as written. I made real mashed potatoes and mixed in sour cream and bacon. I also added minced garlic to the onions when sauteing (in bacon grease). And I added some cu...

This will forever be the leftover mashed potato - next day meal. added sour cream to the toppings with lettuce tomato and store bought salsa.