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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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
8 tacos
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Garnishes:

Directions

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  • Prepare mashed potatoes according to package directions.

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  • 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.

  • Place tortillas on a plate. Heat in microwave until pliable, 15 to 20 seconds.

  • Place 1/4 cup of potato mixture in each tortilla, fold in half and secure each end with toothpicks.

  • Heat oil in a skillet until shimmering. Fry each taco until crispy and golden brown, about 1 minute on each side.

  • Remove toothpicks and top with garnishes.

Nutrition Facts

513 calories; protein 7.3g 15% DV; carbohydrates 46.7g 15% DV; fat 34.6g 53% DV; cholesterol 6.3mg 2% DV; sodium 229.5mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2017
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. That's it! Just boil quickly and blend into a smooth sauce. I think it complements this simple taco perfectly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2018
Loved this! I added some onions and peppers to the potatoes for color and taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2018
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 customize your potatoes and fillings in many ways too!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2019
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 cumin and a little chopped up jalapeno into the mashed potato bacon onions cheese mix. But I'm rating this recipe at 5 stars because it is a GREAT starting point for a simple dish that can be tweaked a hundred different ways. Mashed potatoes fried in a taco...what a fantastic idea! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2019
Definitely will make again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2017
This will forever be the leftover mashed potato - next day meal. added sour cream to the toppings with lettuce tomato and store bought salsa. Read More
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