Fried Potatoes With Chile Sauce

Recipe by pattikay in L.A.

From the Border Cookbook, posted for ZWT 3, Mexico. Prep time does not include time needed to bake/boil potatoes. Make sure your dry chiles are mild - this is very spicy if you use the hot kind (I know this from personal experience!) As Kittencal said in her review, the sauce benefits from a day's chilling and flavor-blending time. (Note: When I made it with the really hot chiles, I added some tomato paste and a bit of sugar to the mix, which turned out fine.)

Top Review by Kittencalrecipezazz

Just the chile sauce alone is a 10 star recipe and one I will make again to use with other recipes, never would have thought to add in breadcrumbs but it works, this sauce benifits with a day chilling time, this is lip-smacking recipe that will perk up your taste buds, what a great potato recipe, thanks for sharing hon!...Kitten:)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chile sauce:.
  2. in a large heavy saucepan, warm the oil over medium heat. sprinkle in the breadcrumbs and brown briefly.
  3. add the garlic, oregano and chile.
  4. stir in the water slowly to avoid lumps and add the vinegar and salt.
  5. bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer.
  6. cook the sauce for 20-25 minutes.
  7. set aside. (the sauce can be made ahead. will keep refrigerated for 5 days and freezes well).
  8. potatoes:.
  9. heat the broiler.
  10. peel the cooked potatoes, if you wish. Slice the potatoes into thick rounds.
  11. in a large, heavy ovenproof skillet, warm the oil over medium high heat. add the onion and garlic and saute till the onion is translucent.
  12. stir in the potatoes, reduce the heat to medium, and fry until the potatoes are crisp and a little browned. (I like mine more than a little browned, but fix them the way you like.).
  13. pour the chile sauce over the potatoes and scatter the cheese over the top.
  14. place the potatoes under the broiler just long enough for the cheese to melt.
  15. serve immediately, topped with sour cream, green onions or cilantro if you wish.

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