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
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  • 3
    small corn tortillas
  • 4
    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


  1. Peel and cut potatoes into large cubes.
  2. Boil a large pot of water. Once the water is boiling, add chopped potatoes and reduce heat to medium/low.
  3. While potatoes are boiling, heat tortillas over the stove (or on a tortilla iron, if you have one) to make them soft and pliable.
  4. When potatoes are soft enough to be easily cut through by a fork. Drain the pot and put the soft potatoes back in.
  5. Add butter and mash. Season with salt to taste.
  6. Spoon a fair amount of mashed potato mixture into each tortilla, fold over tortilla, and pin together with toothpicks (so they look like tacos).
  7. In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil. Once oil is heated, put folded tacos in two at a time, flat on their sides.
  8. Flip 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 ;)
  9. Top with shredded cheese, Maria's red chile salsa*, and any other filling of your choice.

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