Spicy Potato and Egg Tostadas

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Served atop a crispy tortilla are perfectly golden potatoes spiced with cumin and chile powder and topped with sautéed onion, sour cream, avocado, and a fried egg for a flavor-packed dish.

Spicy Potato and Egg Tostadas

I’m going to state the obvious here and come right out with the fact that these probably aren’t anything close to what you initially think of when you hear the word “tostada”. They don’t seem like Mexican food at all, and quite frankly, I’d say the only reason why they qualify as tostadas is that – at their most basic – they are toasted tortillas, topped with various ingredients and served open-faced. No meat, no beans, no shredded cheese. Usually I’d be sorry about that but in this case, I’m not. This is without a doubt one of my favorite dishes I’ve made in a long time (which is really not that surprising considering that it’s carbs on carbs topped with a fried egg and avocado ? all my favorite things in one).

Spicy Potato and Egg Tostadas

I’ve probably made it pretty clear by now how much I love roasted veggies (see brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and more brussels sprouts), and potatoes are (naturally) phenomenal when roasted. It’s pretty much the easiest, most hands-off way to cook a vegetable, and you end up with – in this case – perfectly golden-brown slices of potato spiced up with cumin and chile powder for a little kick. Add a little sautéed onion, some sour cream, avocado, and a fried egg complete with runny yolk, all over a crispy toasted tortilla, and you’ve got yourself a flavor-packed, hearty dish that takes very minimal effort to put together.

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Spicy Potato and Egg Tostadas

In fact, this mayyy just be my new favorite way to eat potatoes (besides mashed potatoes and french fries, but we’ll pretend my tastes are little more sophisticated than that). ;)

For another unique way to use potatoes, check out these truffles and find the recipe here.

Spicy Potato and Egg Tostadas
 
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Served atop a crispy tortilla are perfectly golden potatoes spiced with cumin and chile powder and topped with sautéed onion, sour cream, avocado, and a fried egg for a flavor-packed dish.
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Recipe Type: Main
Serves: 4 tostadas
Ingredients
Roasted Potatoes:
  • 1 russet potato, halved lengthwise and cut into ¼” thick pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced Coupons
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chile powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Sautéed Onions:
  • 1½ teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ yellow onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Fried Eggs:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 eggs
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Tortillas and Garnish:
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • sour cream
  • 1 avocado, pitted, quartered, and sliced
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF and grease a baking sheet with nonstick spray. Combine potatoes, garlic, olive oil, cumin, chile powder, salt, and pepper in a large bowl and toss to evenly combine. Spread onto a prepared baking sheet in a single, even layer. Roast for approximately 25 minutes, until potatoes are golden-brown and fork-tender.
  2. During the last 10-15 minutes of roasting potatoes, warm a small skillet with 1½ teaspoons olive oil over medium heat. Add onions, season will salt and pepper to taste, and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Turn off heat.
  3. Warm a large skillet with 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-low heat. Crack eggs into pan, season with salt and pepper, and cook 4-6 minutes, or until whites are set and yolks are cooked as desired.
  4. Meanwhile, toast tortillas in a skillet set over medium to medium-low heat, or directly on a gas grill, for 1½ - 2 minutes per side, or until golden-brown and crisp.
  5. Spread a thin layer of sour cream over each tortilla. Top with potatoes, onion, fried egg, and avocado slices. Serve immediately.

 

Alexandra Azary

Alexandra is a self-taught baker and food photographer who shares her creations on her personal blog, Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker. She's passionate about food and aims to inspire more people to bake from scratch and get comfortable in the kitchen.

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