Maria's Vegetarian Potato Tacos

Maria's Vegetarian Potato Tacos Recipe

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Vail Bee


My boyfriend's mom's recipe... or at least my guess at it. Delicious vegetarian take on traditional tacos.


★★★★★ 2 votes

2 people
15 Min
10 Min


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small corn tortillas
large red potatoes
2 Tbsp
salt (to taste)
2-3 Tbsp
vegetable oil
cheese of choice, shredded

How to Make Maria's Vegetarian Potato Tacos


  • 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.

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