If you’ve read any of my blogs you know I love potatoes. Growing up I think my mother only made boiled or baked so my love affair with potatoes really happened when I left home. Not that I don’t like a good baked potato, but my mother thought microwaving a potato was the same as baking one. They were always wrapped in wax paper and really weren’t my fave. It wasn’t until I had a real baked potato with a well roasted skin that I decided baked potatoes were OK. Or maybe it was the sour cream, bacon and chives that were the part I fell in love with. In any case, growing up I missed out on hash brown and scalloped potatoes and especially these Mexican Scalloped Potatoes. We did have frozen French fries and maybe a tater tot or two. We did have potato salad but usually it was store bought. I can’t ever remember oven roasted potatoes. Woe is me.
Well, I’m always on the lookout for a good potato recipe. I’ve never seen too many Mexican potato recipes. And I never knew there were Chinese potato recipes. But there are both! Potato recipes are everywhere! I haven’t seen too many traditional Mexican potato dishes but there are a few from New Mexico and that is good enough for me. I love potatoes in Mexican dishes and stuffing potatoes into burritos and then I found this recipe. It isn’t quite scalloped potatoes but it does have a Mexican name and contains ancho peppers. Sold!
These rustic scalloped potatoes are easily made. Slice into wedges and toss with cheese, onions, olive oil and cream. Throw in a few crunched up ancho chilies. If you are anything like me, I have a lot of dried chilies on hand and some always need a home. Mine were so dried out that I crushed them in my hand and threw them in. I think they give a better flavor than using chile powder. That’s about it.
Perfect with any grilled dish or a roast chicken these cheesy chile wedges were superb with burgers and a welcome change from French fries. Papas Anchos are much less fussy than scalloped potatoes. And sometimes less fussy is just what I need.
A Few More Potato Ideas:
Taco Stuffed Baked Potatoes from Boulder Locavore
Mexican Hash Brown Stack from A Beautiful Plate
Mexican Skillet Potatoes from Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
Plus a Few More:
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