Mexican potatoes

Mexican potatoes

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(18 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Spicy fried potatoes with soured cream for dipping, great as part of a Tex-Mex meal

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal195
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs38g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.06g
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Ingredients

  • 800g potato, cut into cubes
    Potato

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp mild chilli powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
    Paprika

    Paprika

    pa-preek-ah

    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 1 tsp cumin
    Cumin

    Cumin

    q-min

    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • soured cream, to serve

Method

  1. Boil the potatoes for 5 mins. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan and gently fry the onion for 8 mins. Add the garlic and spices, then fry for 2 mins more.

  2. Drain the potatoes and tip into the onion mix. Turn up the heat and shake the potatoes around so that they are all covered. Cook for 10 mins more until tender, then serve with soured cream, sprinkled with a little cayenne.

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nicyooyak
19th Apr, 2015
5.05
Fantastic I made this for a party of 6 and complimented with homemade Chipotle Chicken, chipotles are easy to buy online, simply reconstitute them by adding boiled water.
shrew_man
4th Nov, 2014
It is a good idea to boil the potatoes in advance and let them dry before frying. They will fry much better that way.
babybex
4th Sep, 2014
1.3
did it for a dinner party, should of tried it before didn't think much of them
skerries
22nd Aug, 2014
Not really spicy enough for me!!
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bettyboop141299
24th Mar, 2013
Going to try these for tea tonight, with chicken quesidillas :P
zhagan
31st Aug, 2012
4.05
Yummy !! I added a little extra chilli.Is a great side dish
jogirl
31st Jul, 2012
4.05
this was really nice, but next time I would up the spices a little.
carrie30
9th Feb, 2012
5.05
Went down a treat with all the family. We squezzed a little lime juice on them too and it was lovely. Great little extra with our mexican themed meal.
kellyamua
6th Feb, 2012
Making these tonight to go with my spicy chicken salad, fingers crossed I like them :)
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thecherub
18th Jul, 2011
4.05
Loved this. We served it with the mexican steaks and the sizzled onions and peppers. I think I would take Hen's advice and chuck them in the oven at the end to crisp up next time - possibly even better that way!

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