There are two things in life which I really enjoy. One is potatoes and the other is Mexican Food. When I first moved over here to the UK, it was extremely difficult to get the ingredients to make Mexican anything. I used to bring them back with me every time I went to Canada for a visit, or order them from a very expensive North American supplier here inthe UK. Happily it is a lot easier now and most grocery stores have a dedicated Mexican Food section in them. It is very much a Briticized version of Tex Mex . . . but at least it isn't the vast no-man's land that it used to be!
These might not look like much, but they are absolutely flippin' delicious if I don't say so myself. Spicy Potato Tacos . . . two of my loves all rolled into one.
The filling is made from roasted baking and sweet potatoes, mashed together with roasted garlic. Roasted garlic has such a mellow sweetness that goes so well in these types of dishes.
Sauteed onions and chipotle chilies in adobe sauce . . . plus a tasty mix of spice and of course cheese make of the remaining flavours in the filling.
Folded into corn tortillas and then browned in a hot skillet until the tortillas get all crispy and the cheese and potato filling gets all scrummy hot and melted together.
My favourite bits are the little bits of potato and cheese that ooze out of the tacos and brown a bit on the skillet too . . . served with my favourite taco toppings of sour cream, guacamole, tomato salsa and shredded lettuce leaves, these always go down a real treat. In fact I had to use rocket the other day as I didn't have any lettuce, and that was delish also! (I love rocket!)
*Spicy Potato Tacos*
1 tsp olive oil1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
1 TBS butter1 tsp ground cumin