A tasty and slightly unexpected addition to these tacos is potatoes. Stuffing potatoes into tacos isn’t a new phenomenon… People have been eating this combo for ages. Breakfast burritos are usually overflowing with them, tostadas are topped with diced spuds… Many Mexican dishes include potatoes. It actually ends up being a fairly common ingredient, if you look hard enough. The potato and chorizo are quite the happy couple.
I like to fry the potato cubes in a cast iron skillet with the browned chorizo. The potatoes develop a crispy outer shell while maintaining a soft and fluffy interior. The oil and pork flavors absorb into the potato while cooking, creating a depth of flavor that is unexpected. When you eat this taco, it’s difficult to determine where the chorizo ends and potato begins. They blend together beautifully.
I recommend topping these off with some thinly sliced radishes, cilantro and a dash of hot sauce. Fresh, minimal toppings add texture and brightness while not detracting from the main ingredients. This an incredibly flavorful dinner that is fast and simple to make. Perfect when you are short on time.
What is your favorite taco combination?