Potato Taco’s are probably one of my very favorite foods to eat.  They are so delicious, an ultimate comfort food (fried starch!) and it doesn’t hurt that they are mega cheap to make.  I almost always have potato’s and corn tortilla’s around and so I use this meal to deliciously stretch my low food budget.


  • 4-5 medium potato’s (it doesn’t really matter what kind you use, my favorites are russet but whites and reds are fine, too)
  • 1 small-medium onion
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • spices to taste:  1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp garlic, pepper, onion, seasoning salt.  Whatever you like.
  • oil
  • taco toppings (shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream & guacamole)


I whirl my onion through my Ninja (or other food processor) to get it chopped up real fine.  I then cube my potato’s into small chunks.  You can leave the skins on or off, makes no difference.  I’m lazy, so I leave the skins on.  I add my chopped potato’s and onion into a microwave safe bowl and combine with whatever other spices I’m using.

Cover and microwave until potato’s are fork tender (about 10 minutes).

While my potato’s are microwaving, I heat my vegetable oil in my cast iron skillet over medium-high heat (it’s a #7 on my stove).

Once potato’s are tender and oil is hot, it’s time to fry!

Place 1 tortilla in hot oil (be careful!) and put a couple spoonful’s of potato mixture in the center of tortilla.  Fold the tortilla in half and fry till crisp-tender on each side.  This part should go quickly.

Once tortilla is light brown, I remove and place on paper towel to drain.

The real beauty of potato taco’s is that you really can’t mess them up.  Whatever spices you happen to have on hand will work.  Sometimes I don’t have an onion, so I use onion salt or onion powder.  No cumin?  Try chili powder.  Get creative.

Top with your favorite taco toppings.  Enjoy!