Top 4 Mexican Potato Recipe that you must check as a starter

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If you are a novice in the culinary arts domain and wish to kickstart your journey with Mexican cuisine, we would put in our two words of advice and ask you to lay your hands on potatoes. Potatoes in Mexican cuisine are like appetizers to a gourmet or curry to an Indian platter. They are filling to your tacos and wraps and offer a blank space to indulge in stronger spices (jalapenos to chillies). If you plan to keep things small and start with some additional dishes, the Mexican Potato recipe is a supreme additional.

As you scroll down this recipe content, you will see a platter of alternatives – from the traditional potato recipe to one that adds cheese, to a dish with eggs, and another one cooked in ground beef.

Let’s get to the basics –

Note: The measurements used here stick to US standards.

Some top Mexican Potato recipes you have to check –

1. The Traditional Mexican Potato Recipe

When first trying to learn to make potatoes, it is best that you stick to the traditional route. Either coated in Parmesan cheese or spiced in tomatoes, you can try either of the recipes as a newbie to the Mexican spread –

If you are opting for Parmesan cheese

What are the ingredients?

  • 1 1/2 pounds of red potatoes – washed well and quartered
  • 4 tablespoons of cilantro (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of – dried oregano and ancho chilli powder
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (grated). You may replace Parmesan cheese with Cheddar cheese of the same quantity if you wish.
  • 1/4 teaspoon each of – garlic powder, coriander, and black pepper each

How to make it?

  • You will have to begin by pre-heating the oven to 400 degrees. Then place a baking sheet and dab it with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Add chili, oregano powders, garlic, black pepper, and coriander powders to the olive oil and blend well. Once you have blended these spices with the oil, throw in the diced potatoes. Blend it until the potatoes are completely coated with the spices. Then transfer this mixture to the baking sheet.
  • Now you will have to sprinkle-coat the potatoes with the Parmesan cheese/ Cheddar cheese and bake them for 20 minutes. Once that is done – flip the potatoes and again set it to bake for 20 more minutes.
  • On bringing it out, check if they are crispy or not. Garnish with salt and cilantro before presenting the dish.

Mexican Potato recipe

#Surprise factor – If you follow the traditional Mexican potato recipe, the potatoes here are baked and not fried!

Potatoes with fiery red tomatoes

What are the ingredients?

  • 1 1/2 pounds of sebago potatoes – washed and diced
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of butter (choose your flavour)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of chilli flakes
  • 2 slices of garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 1/4 cup of coriander leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups of freshly chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup Cheese (shredded, you can either choose Parmesan or Cheddar)
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How to make it?

  • You will have to pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees. Next, you will have to boil the potatoes on medium heat. Once they are boiled, you will have to let them simmer in the water for 5 minutes. When done – drain the water and put it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add butter to it. Once the butter has melted, you will have to add the spices to it along with the potatoes and cook. As you cook for 10 minutes, you will notice the potatoes turn golden brown.
  • Once that happens, add the tomatoes and continue cooking. Season it with pepper and salt (as per your choice).
  • Sprinkle the cheese onto the dish and bake it for 20-25 minutes. Garnish with coriander before serving.

2. Mexican Potato recipe with cheese toppings

If you were not satiated with the cheese used in the traditional Mexican Potato recipe and wished to have a dollop or two further – this is the one to pick –

What are the ingredients?

  • 2 cups of Sour cream
  • 1 1/2 pounds of diced hash-brown potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups of chicken soup condensed cream
  • 1/2 cup each of chopped onions and green chillies
  • 2 cups of Mexican mild cheese mixed with jalapeno pepper
  • 1 cup each of – Mozzarella cheese and Jack cheese (shredded)
  • 2 cups of yellow tortilla chips (crushed)

How to make it?

  • If you are looking for a Mexican Potato recipe that has dollops of cheese in it, you will have to start by heating the oven to 350 degrees. Place a baking sheet dabbed with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Take a mixing bowl and add chillies, onion and sour cream. Once you have blended these well, dice in the potatoes. Ensure that the constituents are mixed well.
  • Mix all the cheeses together. Coat the potato dice with the cheese and place them on the baking paper.
  • You will have to bake for 60-minutes or till the potatoes become tender. When that is done – bring out the potatoes and spread the tortilla chips over the mixture. Put it to bake for another 10 minutes (till the chips turn golden brown).

Mexican Potato recipe

3. How to cook potatoes in eggs in Mexican style?

If you like to add a dash of eggs to your dishes, this one could be a relishing alternative –

What are the ingredients?

  • 1 1/2 pounds of medium-sized white potatoes (diced)
  • 1 tablespoon each of yellow pepper and olive oil
  • 2 medium-sized eggs
  • 1/4 tablespoon of Fajita Seasoning mixture
  • 4 tablespoons of water

How to make it?

  • This is one of the best Mexican Potato recipes that you can try out, especially if you love having eggs on your breakfast platter.
  • You will have to boil the potatoes till they become tender. Drain the extra water.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and add pepper and onion. Fry it till the onions turn golden brown.
  • Mix water with the Fajita seasoning. Then mix the onion-pepper combo and fry the potatoes in it for 2-3 minutes.
  • Once they are fried – transfer them to a heatproof dish. Now make two hollow spaces in the mixture. Crack the eggs and put the yolk into the hollow space.
  • Place it under a grill for 2-3 minutes. Serve it hot!
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4. Mexican Potato recipe with ground beef

Cooking Mexican-styled potatoes in ground beef officially referred to as Mexican Picadillo, is a great way to turn a vegetarian side dish into a non-vegetarian platter

Mexican Potato recipe

What are the ingredients?

  • 1 pound ground beef (you can also choose alternatives like chicken, pork or turkey)
  • 1/2 cup onion (diced)
  • 1 teaspoon each of – salt, cumin (ground), and coriander (ground)
  • 1 green bell pepper (diced) / jalapeno
  • 2 cups of potato (diced). You may use the golden or the Russet variety.
  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce (you can use tomatoes directly in this case. Blend them and add to the broth. Otherwise, you could also saute them with potatoes, pepper and onion to release the juices. You will need 2 small-sized tomatoes, diced.)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper (ground)
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 1/2 cups of beef broth/beef bouillon
  • 1 bay leaf

How to make it?

  • You will have to start by cooking the beef. Cook it over medium flame and break it down evenly in the process of cooking. Ensure that you cook it till it is mostly brown. Then you will have to drain the grease and put it back on the stove.
  • To this – you will have to add the potatoes, bell pepper and onions. Continue cooking until the pepper and onions become tender (check if the onions turn brown). Then add on the garlic and cook for 30-40 seconds.
  • When this is done, add the broth and the tomato (blended or the sauce). After cooking it for some time (2-3 minutes), you will have to add the seasonings such as – pepper, cumin, coriander, and salt. After mixing them well, add the bay leaf.
  • Throughout, you will have to cook it on medium flame and bring the mixture to a simmer. Once you reach there, cover the concoction and cook it for another 10 minutes.
  • Again, you have to remove the lid and continue simmering it for another 10 minutes. Ensure that the maximum of the liquid has gone. However, if you plan to keep the stew, we would suggest you to not cook only till the potato becomes tender.

#The best part of this Mexican Potato recipe is that – apart from the vegetables mentioned, you can add a plethora of vegetables to this recipe. In fact, multiple varieties of this dish include a host of diced veggies such as – carrots, peas, beans, and seasonal vegetables. Ensure that you add it to the broth and simmer it well aside to blend the flavours.

Which one would you like to try?

Assuming you have gone through this list, which Mexican Potato recipe would you like to try? If you have some suggestions or would like to alter any of the given recipes with an ingredient here and there, do share the same with us. Looking forward to your comments.

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