Mexican New Potatoes With Garlic

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"This is out of my Mexico Border Flavors Cookbook..."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (182 g)
  • Calories 267.8
  • Total Fat - 17.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 40.7 mg
  • Sodium - 744 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 25.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.9 g
  • Sugars - 1.9 g
  • Protein - 3 g
  • Calcium - 28.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 16.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water until tender, 20-25 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Step 2

In a large saucepan, heat the butter and oil. Add the potatoes and saute for 8-10 minutes. Add the garlic, salt, pepper, lemon juice and Tabasco sauce, lower the heat and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the garlic turns a golden color; be careful not to burn the garlic.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Choose small potatoes for this recipe, as they will cook faster and more evenly.
  • If you don't have any Tabasco sauce, you can substitute with any other type of hot sauce.

  • Substitute olive oil for the butter - Olive oil is a healthier alternative to butter and will still provide the same flavor to the dish.
  • Substitute fresh herbs (e.g. parsley, oregano, cilantro) for the garlic - Using fresh herbs will add a bright, fragrant flavor to the dish, while still providing the same level of flavor as garlic.

Mexican New Potatoes with Onion Replace the garlic with 1/2 cup minced onion and cook until the onion turns a golden color.

Mexican Street Corn Salad – This sweet and spicy side dish is the perfect accompaniment to the Mexican New Potatoes With Garlic. It’s made with grilled corn, mayonnaise, cilantro, lime juice, and chili powder for a delicious combination of flavors that will complement the potatoes perfectly.

Spicy Cucumber Salad: This light and refreshing salad is a great accompaniment to the Mexican New Potatoes With Garlic. It's made with thinly sliced cucumbers, red onion, jalapeno peppers, cilantro, and fresh lime juice for a zesty kick. The cool crunch of the cucumbers and the spicy heat of the jalapenos will provide a nice contrast to the creamy potatoes.


Q: How long should I cook the potatoes?

A: Boil the potatoes in salted water for 20-25 minutes or until tender. Saute the potatoes with the garlic, salt, pepper, lemon juice and Tabasco sauce for 8-10 minutes or until the garlic turns a golden color.

Q: What other ingredients can I add to the potatoes?

A: You can add other herbs and spices such as rosemary, thyme, oregano, paprika, cumin, chili powder, and cayenne pepper. You can also add vegetables such as onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, and zucchini.

4 Reviews


These taste great and they SMELL amazing while they're finishing cooking. It brought the kids downstairs! Really, really enjoyed these potatoes!


review by:
(3 May 2023)

dienia b

Mr picky liked these ,I didn't cook them until golden because Mr picky.... The flavor is spot on though


review by:
(2 May 2023)


We used fingerling potatoes and made as directed. Next time I will probably use less butter but these are great potatoes. Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(28 Jan 2021)


So good! I used regular red rose potatoes, cut in half, because I already had them. Instead of Tabasco, I used Cholula (original flavor). These were bright, lemony and spicy - loved them! Thanks for posting!


review by:
(26 Oct 2019)

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: The dish has its roots in Mexican cuisine, where it is known as 'papas al mojo de ajo' which translates to 'potatoes with garlic sauce'. It is a popular dish in Mexico and is often served with tacos and other Mexican dishes.

Fun Fact 2: Mexican New Potatoes With Garlic is a favorite of the famous Mexican singer, Luis Miguel. He has been known to enjoy the dish during his performances and often orders it when he visits Mexican restaurants.