Tonight, we had these for dinner and my favorite thing about them is the fact that they are super easy. My second favorite thing is that they are Robert’s FAVE dinner. So I get to feel like a rock star AND I don’t have to try very hard.
For this awesome dinner you will need:
4-6 Large Russet Potatoes, peeled, washed and then diced
1 Sweet Yellow Onion, diced
1 Tbsp Diced Garlic (I use the fresh kind that is already peeled and diced in a jar)
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/4 Tsp Pepper
Dice the potatoes and onions. If you are lucky you have one of these…
A VEG-O-MATIC!!!! Yes. I know. You are all so jealous. Well, if any of you have read Malcolm Gladwell’s “What the Dog Saw” you will be thrilled to know these actually exist. The rest of you illiterate dogs should go read it …
I’m kidding. Ok. Really if you are “lucky” you have a fancy food processor that will do this for you in 5 seconds flat. Mine takes slightly longer than that.
In an electric skillet or frying pan, place 1 generous tablespoon of vegetable or olive oil. If I’m using my electric skillet, I put the heat between 250-300 degrees. You want this heated before adding anything else. I love this thing. With 6 kids now – it’s like having an extra stove top.
Once it’s hot, add the onions and garlic and stir for about 2 minutes.
Add the diced potatoes and stir frequently. cook until the potatoes are golden brown on the outside and soft on the inside. This may take 20-30 minutes to cook up to be nice and crispy yet soft. For crunchier potatoes, turn up the heat to 350. Once the potatoes reach your desired level of “done-ness”, sprinkle the salt and pepper on the potatoes and thoroughly mix.
Serve with “Authentic Mexican Tortillas like Mama used to make” (recipe to follow). Or just buy some of those brown and serve ones. If you are a gringo, it is acceptable to just buy tortillas. Mission brand makes some pretty decent ones now. Serve also with: Avocado, sour cream, salsa. Great side dishes are Refried Beans and Spanish Rice. I will be putting recipes for these on my blog later this week or next. Delish.
Mmmm my nana used to make papa tacos when I was little. I will have to make some soon. Thanks for the inspo!