Gallitos De Papa from Costa Rica

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by alijen

Another imitation from my trip to Costa Rica. A very typical side dish- potatoes cooked and served on corn tortillas, called "gallitos" in Costa Rica. ("Papas" are potatoes).

Top Review by Lets Cook

Exactly the recipe I was looking for! I went on my honeymoon to Costa Rica and I've been wanting to duplicate this (though it was made with a firm, cubed squash in my experience.) Right before serving I mixed in a tablespoon or two or heavy whipping cream. Exactly like Costa Rica! Took me back to my honeymoon - I'll make again and again!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel potatoes and dice into small pieces.
  2. Sauté the finely chopped garlic in the oil and add some salt, about 1 teaspoon.
  3. Add the potatoes, sugar, and paprika.
  4. Cover the pan and cook on low heat, about 20 minutes, adding water as needed to prevent the potatoes from sticking.
  5. Remove and serve on the corn tortillas, which you can warm in the oven on a cookie sheet at 200°F.
  6. Garnish, to taste, with chopped coriander, salt, and pepper.
  7. Also, a little sour cream or salsa is often served as an accompaniment.

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