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Crispy Potato and Chorizo Tacos May 4, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — kariryerson @ 12:00 am

I needed something to go with the spicy black beans I had made. Since I already had thawed out chorizo I figured I would give this recipe a try. It’s very similar to the breakfast taco recipe, only it has an onion/cilantro topping instead of a fried egg. Fast and easy to make with great flavor.



  • 1 pound russet potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch dice (about 3 large potatoes)
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 pound fresh Mexican chorizo or vegan Mexican chorizo
  • 12 to 16 warm soft corn tortillas, for serving
  • 1 white onion, minced, for serving
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves, for serving
  • Homemade or store-bought salsa verde, for serving
  • 2 limes cut into 8 wedges each, for serving

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Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water by 1 inch. Add vinegar and 2 tablespoons salt. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook until potatoes are just cooked through, about 5 minutes after coming to a boil. Drain potatoes and let rest over sink until mostly dry.


Heat 4 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large non-stick or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat until lightly smoking. Add potatoes, shake to distribute around the pan, and cook, tossing and stirring occasionally until very crisp and golden brown on all sides, about 15 minutes.


Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in a medium non-stick or cast iron skillet over high heat until shimmering. Add chorizo and cook, stirring, until heated through. Continue cooking, stirring and tossing frequently, until all the liquid has evaporated, some fat breaks out, the chorizo starts sizzling, and eventually is quite dry and well-browned, about 15 minutes.


Transfer cooked chorizo to pan with potatoes. Toss to combine and season to taste with salt. Serve chorizo and potato mixture immediately with tortillas, onions, cilantro, salsa, and limes on the side.
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