Chorizo and Potato Tacos
Juicy, highly seasoned Mexican chorizo is the key to these classic tacos, but it can be hard to find, so we devised a quick method for making our own. We started by toasting ancho chile powder, paprika, and spices in oil to intensify their flavors, and then we mixed ground pork into the spiced oil along with some cider vinegar. We cooked the mixture in a skillet and added parboiled diced potatoes to absorb the flavorful juices as they finished cooking. Mashing some of the potatoes and mixing them into the filling made it more cohesive. A bright yet creamy puree of tomatillos, avocado, cilantro, and jalapeños complemented the richness of the filling, and chopped white onions provided pleasant crunch.
by Lan Lam
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