Food for Cinco de Mayo: Try This Award-Winning Potato Tacos Recipe by Donna John

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Food for Cinco de Mayo: Try This Award-Winning Potato Tacos Recipe

Football fans across the country entered Idaho Potato Commission's Tailgating Recipe Contest, but Crystal Schlueter's Tackling Tater Tacos, with spiced potatoes drizzled with a chipotle honey slaw and chorizo crema, won over the hearts – and stomachs – of the judges.

You'll need:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 large Idaho potatoes, washed and diced
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • several pinches salt and black pepper, divided
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 3 ounces bulk chorizo
  • 1 cup Mexican crema
  • 1 medium jicama, peeled and julienned
  • 1 cup sliced baby bell pepper rings
  • 2 minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 3/4 cup crumbled queso fresco
  • 2 tablespoon minced cilantro

Here's how to make them:

  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium high heat. Add the potatoes and onion, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until potatoes are golden brown.
  2. Stir in the garlic, chili powder, paprika, cumin, coriander, oregano, and another pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until potatoes are crispy around the edges.
  3. In a small skillet over medium high heat, cook the chorizo, crumbling it as finely as possible. Drain chorizo then allow it to cool completely.
  4. Stir the cooled chorizo into the crema.
  5. In a small bowl combine the jicama and bell pepper rings to make the slaw. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper. Add the chipotle peppers, lime juice and honey. Toss to coat.
  6. Top each tortilla with the potato mixture followed by the slaw. Add a spoonful of the chorizo crema and sprinkle with queso fresco and cilantro.


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Jan Mostrom
@donnaI can't wait to try these. They sound amazing!
Kelli Porcaro
Oooooo this sounds gooood!!
Donna John
Don't they, Jan Mostrom and Kelli Schulte? You can't go wrong with potatoes!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
YUM! Thanks for always answering the question, "What's for dinner?" Donna John Jan Mostrom Kelli Schulte
Kelli Porcaro
Every time this pops up in my news feed, my mouth starts to water! Hahaha. The ingredients are on my grocery list for tomorrow @donna. :)

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