Vegan Potato Tacos (Tacos de Papa)


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Let’s get to the specifics: Crispy fried tacos stuffed with slightly smoky, cumin-spiced Creamer potatoes topped with fresh pico de gallo, ripe avocado, chopped tomato and cilantro. Oh, and a squeeze of lime – Don’t forget the lime wedge!

The filling is a short and simple 7 ingredients: The Little Potato Company’s Little Charmers, vegan butter or olive oil, garlic, cumin, adobo sauce (from a can of chipotle peppers packed in adobo), and salt + pepper. That’s it!

The filling is ready in about 25 minutes. Frying the tortillas takes less than 2 minutes per batch. Totally do-able, even on a weeknight!

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    Ingredients :

    • 1.5 lbs (1/2 bag) of(Creamer potatoes), halved
    • Salted water, for boiling potatoes
    • 2 tbsp vegan butter or olive oil
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • ½ tsp ground cumin
    • 1 tsp salt
    • Black pepper, to taste
    • 2 tbsp adobo sauce (from a can of chipotle peppers)
    • 8–12 corn tortillas
    • Canola or sunflower oil, for frying tortillas
    • To serve:(salsa fresca), sliced avocado, chopped tomato, cilantro, and lime wedges

    Instructions :

    1. Add halved potatoes to a large pot of cold, salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 10-15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Drain.
    2. Heat vegan butter or olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add minced garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add drained potatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
    3. Add cumin, salt, black pepper, and adobo sauce. Stir well. Cook for about 5 minutes.
    4. Mash 1/3-1/2 of the potatoes and mix well. Taste and adjust seasoning. Set aside.
    5. Prep your desired toppings before frying corn tortillas.
    6. In a large frying pan, heat a generous amount of oil over medium-high heat (¼” deep.) Allow plenty of time for the oil to get up to temperature (if the oil isn’t hot enough your tacos will be greasy.) Add 1-2 corn tortillas (don’t crowd the pan) and fry for 20-30 seconds. Flip tortillas and fold them roughly in half, fry for 15-20 seconds, flip and fry the other side for 15-20 seconds (until both sides are golden brown.) Drain on a cooling rack with an absorbent kitchen towel (or paper towel) underneath to absorb excess oil.
    7. While tacos are still hot, gently spread them open, add ¼-1/3 cup potato filling. Top with pico de gallo, fresh avocado, chopped tomato, and cilantro. Serve with a wedge of lime.

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