Taco Bell Copycat Fiesta Potatoes
April 19, 2022
Categories: Side Dishes, Potatoes, Southwest, Copycat or Clone Recipes Spicy, more
- Serving Size: 1 (202.4 g)
- Calories 313.6
- Total Fat - 20.2 g
- Saturated Fat - 7.6 g
- Cholesterol - 28.9 mg
- Sodium - 3923.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 22.1 g
- Dietary Fiber - 3.2 g
- Sugars - 3.1 g
- Protein - 12 g
- Calcium - 342.4 mg
- Iron - 1.1 mg
- Vitamin C - 10.6 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg
Step by Step Method
In large pot
Bring heavily salted water to a boil.
Preheat your oven to 450 degreed Fahrenheit.
Peel and cube potatoes.
One the water is boiling, add baking soda and potatoes and cook until fork-tender, around 10 minutes.
While the potatoes are boiling
Heat olive oil in a small saucepan.
Add crushed cumin seeds and peppercorns, cook over low heat for around 30 seconds.
Add the garlic powder, 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (set aside ½ teaspoon for later), and hot paprika, and cook for an additional 30 seconds, stirring constantly, and remove from heat.
Once the potatoes are cooked
Drain and add to a large mixing bowl — but do not rinse
Add cornstarch and spiced oil, and toss until evenly coated.
There should be a sticky, starchy coating on the outside of each potato cube.
Lay potato cubes in a single layer on a sheet pan and cook undisturbed for 20 minutes at 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
After 20 minutes
Remove the pan from the oven, stir the potatoes, and give the pan a shake.
Return to the oven for another 20 minutes.
While the potatoes are still in the oven
Start on the nacho cheese sauce.
Melt butter in a small saucepan, then add flour and cook for at least one minute, stirring constantly.
Whisk in milk and ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper.
Let the mixture cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened.
This should take around three minutes.
Whisk in shredded And diced cheese and stir until combined, then reduce the heat to its lowest setting and cook for an additional 5 minutes, until the potatoes are ready to come out of the oven.
Remove the potatoes from the oven.
Place potatoes on a plate, and top with cheese sauce.
Garnish with a dollop of sour cream and jalapenos if you want
No special items needed.