Sam the Cooking Guy’s Mashed Potato Tacos
Sam the Cooking Guy is a hot item in San Diego! Unfortunately, I don’t spend much time watching TV, so I never really got into his show. My friends love him though, and they own his cookbooks and have been to his cooking classes. Snooping through one of my friend’s cupboards, I found two Sam the Cooking Guy cookbooks and thumbed through the pages. His recipe for Mashed Potato Tacos caught my eye and at first I was a little averse to the idea of potato chips in a dish, but they’re pretty tasty!
Sam the Cooking Guy’s recipe calls for leftover mashed potatoes, which makes it a quick weeknight meal. I don’t usually make mashed potatoes as a side dish, so I usually have to make them specifically for this dish, which is fine since I love freshly mashed potatoes. After boiling, then mashing the potatoes, I keep them warm on the stove while I heat tortillas in a skillet. Then it’s a matter of assembly: heated tortilla on a plate, spread a dollop of sour cream, add mashed potato, add (or omit) hot sauce, sprinkle with chopped green onions, then crush kettle potato chips on top. I can whip these up quick! You can see that I served these with refried beans, but I actually really balk at all the white food and carbs. Sometimes I just want to eat what tastes good, not necessarily what’s healthy or gourmet and these tacos definitely fall into those categories.