Crispy Potato Tacos

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Crispy Potato Tacos

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course


**Potato Filling:**

  • 1.5 pounds boiled russet potatoes about 2 large potatoes
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt add to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese

**Chipotle Sauce:**

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons adobo paste
  • Chipotle peppers to taste, pureed into a paste for spiciness


  • Small flour tortillas or corn tortillas
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Lettuce
  • Crumbled cotija cheese
  • Avocado
  • Lime wedges
  • Cilantro


**Make the Chipotle Sauce:**

  • Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, honey, black pepper, chili powder, adobo sauce, and chipotle pepper paste in a small bowl. Mix until smooth, then set aside.

**Make the Potato Filling:**

  • Peel and cut the potatoes into smaller pieces. Boil them in salted water for about 12 minutes until fork-tender. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  • Mash the potatoes and add sour cream, garlic, chili powder, coriander, salt, smoked paprika, cumin, oregano, black pepper, onion powder, cilantro, and cheese. Mix well and adjust seasoning to taste.

**Assemble and Fry:**

  • Warm up the tortillas in the microwave to prevent tearing. Add about 1/4 cup of filling to each tortilla, fold in half, and press down tightly.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat. Fry the tacos a few at a time until golden brown on both sides, pressing down with a spatula as they cook.
  • Transfer the tacos to a wire rack to drain excess oil.
  • Top with chipotle sauce, avocados, lettuce, cotija cheese, lime squeeze, and cilantro. Enjoy your crispy potato tacos!

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