Mexican Potatoes With Cheese Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe comes from “Preserved” by Nick Sandler and Johnny Acton. I haven’t made it, but it sounds like a good vegetarian main dish or go with anything side dish. The recipe calls for 8 potatoes, but the authors fail to specify a size or weight. As there is no instruction to cut or slice the potatoes, my guess is that you’ll need 8 medium potatoes or between 1 and 1 1/2 lbs, depending on how and what you plan to serve this with. Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the lemon juice and dried chillies in a bowl, season with salt and pepper, add the onion rings and leave to marinate until required (you could do this step more in advance if you like).
  2. Boil the potatoes in lightly salted water for about 15 minutes, or until cooked.
  3. While the potatoes are cooking make the sauce by combining all the ingredients except the olive oil in a blender; then heat the oil in a pan, add the blended sauce ingredients and simmer for about 5 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  4. TO ASSEMBLE THE DISH: drain the potatoes and place in a warmed serving dish, pour the sauce on top; drain the onion rings and scatter them and the chili strips over the top of the dish; garnish with hard-boiled eggs and olives.


Most Helpful

Beautiful potato dish! I was surprised at how easy this dish was to put together...great instructions! I cubed the potatoes and then boiled them as Pot Scrubber did. The onions were such a great complement to this dish as was the garnish - I would not forgo the garnish. The sauce was excellent. The only thing i did differently was to add serrano peppers to the cheese sauce.

NcMysteryShopper October 07, 2005

A very nice dish with a lovely flavor. I didn't change the ingredients at all but I did vary the cooking technique. I cubed the potatos and boiled. After the sauce was ready I assembled it in a casserole dish, topped with additional cheese, and baked at 400 til the cheese melted. A very nice mexican version scalloped potatoes.

Pot Scrubber October 04, 2005

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