These tasty little oven-baked Mexican potatoes are twice cooked, then tossed in a spicy flour and cornstarch coating to make each bite perfectly crispy.
We’re all obsessed with these crispy Mexican potato bites around here. They make a perfect side dish and are great with anything you’d pair French fries with! We love eating Mexican potatoes for breakfast instead of hashbrowns. Try them, and you’ll be hooked!
Ingredients for crispy Mexican potatoes
The best potatoes to use are Idaho or Russet. In the photos, I used some golden Idaho potatoes. Yukon gold or red potatoes will work but won’t get as crispy. Be sure to leave the peelings on these potatoes. They get crispy in the oven and are full of fiber and nutrients.
Toss the partially cooked potatoes in olive oil to help get them crispy.
All-purpose flour & cornstarch provide a thin coating for the potato bites that gets extra crisp.
A mixture of paprika, garlic, onion, salt, and pepper perfectly seasons the potatoes.
Make them hot & spicy
Add up to ½ teaspoon of cayenne powder to the spice mix before mixing it.
How to make crispy Mexican potatoes
Scrub the potatoes, then cut them into bite sized pieces. Do not peel them! Cook them in boiling water for about 8 minutes. You should be able to easily pierce them with a fork.
While the potatoes are boiling, go ahead and mix together the flour, cornstarch, and spices.
Strain them and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Then drizzle in the olive oil and toss to coat.
Now, add the spice cornstarch mixture and toss to coat the potatoes.
Spread them on baking sheets and bake until crispy.
Make Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes at home
Serve these crispy potato bites with pre-made nacho cheese sauce and a dollop of sour cream. They’re like a homemade version of Taco Bell cheesy fiesta potatoes.
Ideas for serving Mexican potatoes
- Serve them as a side dish with chipotle sauce for dipping.
- Serve Mexican potatoes for breakfast in place of traditional hash browns.
- Use them as the base for a burrito bowl.
- Use them as filling in tacos or burritos.
More Mexican-inspired recipes
- Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos
- Spicy Potato Soft Tacos
- Peach Pico de Gallo
- Easy Chipotle Sauce
- Mexican Street Corn
Have you tried these Mexican potato bites yet? Let me know in the comments?
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