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Spicy Mexican Home Fries

Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 Servings


  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Medium Onion, chopped
  • 1 Small Jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp Ancho chile powder, adjust as per spice preference
  • 3 Medium Potatoes, boiled and chopped
  • 1 tsp Lime zest
  • To taste Salt & Pepper


  • Heat 1tbsp oil in a cast iron skillet or a heavy bottom non stick pan on medium flame. Add onions and jalapeno, cook till the onions are translucent.
  • Add garlic and chili powder and salt. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Next add the boiled and chopped potatoes. Lightly mash the potatoes with the back of the spoon and cook undisturbed until the potatoes get nice and crusty.
  • Mix and cook till all the potatoes form a crust. Add salt, pepper and lime zest. Mix well and serve immediately.
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