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Repurpose Leftover Potatoes With A Comforting Mexican Classic
Leftover potatoes can be paired with a few minutes of prep time and some extra ingredients to create a delicious meal. You can use leftover potatoes to make gnocchi, bread, fries, or even vegan cheese sauce, but if you're bored of all that, there's a classic Mexican dish that will completely transform your spuds.
Tacos de papa, or potato tacos, is a popular meatless taco option that features seasoned, cooked potatoes in fried corn tortillas, garnished with classic taco toppings. While traditionally vegan, you can also make a vegetarian version of tacos de papa with some cotija cheese or queso sauce mixed in with the potatoes.
Russets are the preferred potato variety for the mashed filling, which might also contain minced garlic, onion, and paprika. The potato tacos can be fried, air-fried, or oven-baked and can be enjoyed garnished with cabbage or lettuce, chopped tomato, cilantro, salsa, guacamole, crumbled cheese, and sour cream.
For a satisfactory taco experience, make sure your potatoes are liberally salted to avoid blandness, and that your tortillas aren’t overfilled. Alternatively, you can also use pan-fried potato skins instead of the classic smashed potatoes as a stuffing for the warmed tortillas, along with sautéed onion and serrano chilies.