Papas Mexicana

Posted: November 22

Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

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Papas Mexicana transforms mouth-watering potatoes into the perfect side for tacos, burritos, and other classics from Mexican cuisine. Fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside, and sizzling with spice and rich tomatoes, Papas Mexicana is a speedy side dish that's guaranteed to get you smiling. Topped with cheese and citrusy flavors, Papas Mexicana isn't only good alongside Mexican dishes; you'll find that it pairs wonderfully with anything!


• 2 tablespoons vegetable oil • 2 cups potatoes, peeled and diced • 1/3 cup white onion, diced • 1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped, plus more to taste • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced • salt, to taste • corn tortillas, for serving (optional) • cilantro, chopped, for serving (optional) • cheese sauce, for serving (optional)


Step 1

In a large pan on the stove-top over medium heat, heat the vegetable oil.

Step 2

Once the oil starts to shimmer, add the diced potatoes and cook them until golden brown, about 8-10 minutes. Make sure to stir the potatoes frequently to prevent burning, and try to get all sides of the potatoes browned evenly.

Step 3

Stir in the onion and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes.

Step 4

Add the jalapeño and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 5

Stir in the tomatoes and cook for another 1-2 minutes.

Step 6

Season with salt to taste.

Step 7

Serve hot on top of tortillas and with your favorite toppings.

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