How to Make Mash Potato Tacos

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Written by Bernie Carr

In my previous article I talked about using up Christmas leftovers. Since mash potatoes are a staple during the holidays, I thought I’d share my favorite recipe for using them up. I actually got the recipe from my sister-in-law – thanks Sis!

You will need:

8-12 corn tortillas

Shredded monterey jack, cheddar or colby cheese (whatever you have)

Vegetable oil


Wrap up the corn tortillas within two paper towels. Warm up the tortillas in the microwave at full power for 20-30 seconds to make them pliable.

Remove the tortillas from the microwave, and keep them covered. Take one tortilla and lay flat on your palm or plate. (Careful-they will be hot.)

Place mash potatoes on corn tortillas

Follow with shredded cheese.

Add a tablespoon of mash potatoes, a tablespoon of Monterey jack, cheddar or whatever cheese you have.

Fold in half. Warm up some vegetable oil (350 degrees) Deep fry the potato tacos until golden and crisp.

Deep fry the tacos in vegetable oil

Drain on paper towels

Serve with salsa.

That’s it. It’s super easy and kids like them.


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About the author:

Bernie Carr is the founder of Apartment Prepper. She has written several books including the best-selling Prepper’s Pocket Guide, Jake and Miller’s Big Adventure, The Penny-Pinching Prepper and How to Prepare for Most Emergencies on a $50 a Month Budget. Her work appears in sites such as the Allstate Blog and, as well as print magazines such as Backwoods Survival Guide and Prepper Survival Guide. She has been featured in national publications such as Fox Business and Popular Mechanics. Learn more about Bernie here.

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