Maria's Vegetarian Potato Tacos
My boyfriend's mom's recipe... or at least my guess at it. Delicious vegetarian take on traditional tacos.
- small corn tortillas
- large red potatoes
- 2 Tbsp
- salt (to taste)
- 2-3 Tbsp
- vegetable oil
- cheese of choice, shredded
1Peel and cut potatoes into large cubes.
2Boil a large pot of water. Once the water is boiling, add chopped potatoes and reduce heat to medium/low.
3While potatoes are boiling, heat tortillas over the stove (or on a tortilla iron, if you have one) to make them soft and pliable.
4When potatoes are soft enough to be easily cut through by a fork. Drain the pot and put the soft potatoes back in.
5Add butter and mash. Season with salt to taste.
6Spoon a fair amount of mashed potato mixture into each tortilla, fold over tortilla, and pin together with toothpicks (so they look like tacos).
7In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil. Once oil is heated, put folded tacos in two at a time, flat on their sides.
8Flip tacos over for even tortilla frying. Take them off the skillet before they burn! (while they are still oily, sprinkle a bit of salt on the tortillas for a little more flavor ;)
9Top with shredded cheese, Maria's red chile salsa*, and any other filling of your choice.