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Potato 'Salad' and Tomatillo Tacos image

The filling for these tacos can also stand alone as a potato salad, but it's very nice and comforting inside a warm tortilla.

Provided by Martha Rose Shulman

Categories     dinner, easy, lunch, main course

Time 45m

Yield Makes 12 tacos

Number Of Ingredients 10

1 1/2 pounds waxy potatoes like red bliss or white creamers, scrubbed and cut in 1/2-inch dice
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, sunflower oil, grapeseed oil or canola oil
1 small red or white onion, quartered lengthwise, then cut across the grain in thin slices
1 teaspoon Mexican oregano or fresh thyme
1 garlic clove, minced
3 eggs, hard-boiled and chopped
1 cup quick fresh tomatillo salsa
12 corn tortillas
About 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
3 ounces goat cheese or queso fresco, crumbled


  • Steam the potatoes above 1 inch of water for 10 minutes, or until tender. Remove the potatoes from the heat but don't discard the steaming water.
  • Heat the oil in a wide, heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add a generous pinch of salt and the potatoes and oregano or thyme, and continue to cook, stirring, for a few more minutes, until the onions are beginning to color on the edges. Add the garlic and stir until it begins to smell fragrant, about 30 seconds to a minute. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of the salsa and the cilantro and stir together.
  • Heat the tortillas. Wrap them in a kitchen towel and place in the steamer. Bring the water back to a boil, cover and steam 1 minute. Turn off the heat and allow the tortillas to sit undisturbed for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Top the tortillas with the potato mixture and top the potatoes with another spoonful of salsa and some crumbled cheese. Garnish with more cilantro, fold the tortillas over and serve.

Nutrition Facts : @context http, Calories 161, UnsaturatedFat 3 grams, Carbohydrate 23 grams, Fat 6 grams, Fiber 3 grams, Protein 6 grams, SaturatedFat 2 grams, Sodium 215 milligrams, Sugar 2 grams, TransFat 0 grams

Monty Williams
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I thought the tacos were okay. I wasn't a huge fan of the potato salad, but the tomatillo salsa was good.

Sanju Khadka
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These tacos were easy to make and turned out great! I would definitely recommend them to anyone.

Nour Stars
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I've never had tacos like this before, but they were delicious! I'll definitely be making them again.

Titoabohana Hana
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These tacos were a bit too spicy for me, but my husband loved them.

GRACE Chatman
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I'm not a big fan of potato salad, but I loved these tacos! The tomatillo salsa was the perfect addition.

josecruz ramirez
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These tacos are amazing! I love the way the potato salad and tomatillos complement each other.

Angelina Simmons
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The tacos were good, but I found the potato salad to be a bit too heavy. I might try using a different type of potato salad next time.

Bryan MacLeod
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I thought the tacos were a little bland. I would add more spices next time.

mara dumitra
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These tacos were easy to make and turned out great! The potato salad and tomatillo salsa were the perfect combination.

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I was skeptical about this recipe at first, but I'm so glad I tried it! The tacos were delicious and my family loved them.

Yaser Alsaffar
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These tacos are so unique and flavorful! I love the combination of potato salad and tomatillos.

Venom Sagor
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I've made these tacos several times now and they're always a crowd-pleaser. The flavors are amazing and the tacos are so easy to make.

Fahad shah
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These tacos were a huge hit at my last party! The potato salad and tomatillo combination is unique and delicious. I highly recommend this recipe.