Taco Tuesday: Papas


My neighbor once made me tacos with fried potatoes inside and they were to die for, so it got me thinking…what’s good with fried potatoes? A fried egg! This, my friends, is what I call breakfast for dinner, tacos style. Keep in mind that I’m not a food blogger and that I totally made this recipe up. I got the seal of approval from my husband and I enjoyed them, but there’s always room for improvement, so please give it a shot and share your thoughts.


I began by boiling the potatoes for about 10 minutes, and then I drained the water and moved them to a hot frying pan with olive oil. I regret not tossing the potatoes in some seasoning prior to putting them into the hot frying pan. I’d suggest a dash of cumin and some salt and pepper. It will take a good 25 minutes to get the potatoes nice and crispy. I put the lid on to the trap the heat and create some steam, softening the potatoes a little more. I checked on them, gave them a good stir and added salt a couple times in the 25 minutes they were cooking.


While the potatoes did their thing, I chopped the green onion, shredded some pepper jack cheese, and sliced the avocado. In the final 10 minutes, I heated up some canned black beans (I know, shame on me…I didn’t have time to cook whole beans last night though). I always add a little cumin and salt to the black beans, but do whatever works for you. Once the potatoes were done, I moved them into a bowl and used that hot frying pan for cooking the tacos. Pour a few tablespoons of olive oil into the pan and coat it, put in a tortilla, add some cheese to one side, then put some potatoes on top of the cheese. Add a sprinkle of cheese to the other side and let it melt a bit, then pull the tortilla over, creating a taco.  Once you have two tacos completed, fry an egg, and then start on the next two tacos. I made four tacos total, two for each of us, and then served a generous scoop of beans, and added a fried egg on top of the beans. Finish it off with green onion, avocado on the side and the hot sauce of your choice. I think sour cream would have been really incredible too, but I didn’t have any, so maybe next time.




Again, please give it a shot, and let me know what you think.

Happy Tuesday!









2 thoughts on “Taco Tuesday: Papas

  1. Sallie R. Witt says:

    Ummm Looks yummy! I think I will give it a shot. Especially because Frankie loves tacos! Looks delish!

    Love you,


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