Papas Aborrajadas (Battered Fried Potatoes)

by Erica Dinho on May 5, 2011

Papas Aborrajadas is a traditional Colombian side dish made with small potatoes, with skin-on, dipped in a batter and deep fried in vegetable oil. These potatoes can be served as a side dish or an appetizer served with Salsa Rosada(Pink Sauce),aji or hogao.

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Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 12 small white potatoes, skin-on
  • Batter

  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ tablespoon sazon Goya with azafran
  • ¼ cup milk

Directions

  1. Put the potatoes in a medium pot and cover with water and ¼ teaspoon of salt.
  2. Bring the potatoes to a boil over medium high heat, then reduce the heat to medium and cook until fork tender about 15 minutes.
  3. Drain the potatoes and set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl place all the batter ingredients and whisk until smooth and set aside.
  5. Fill a large heavy pot with vegetable oil and heat over medium-high heat to 360° F.
  6. Dip the potatoes into the batter and carefully place them in the hot oil and fry for about 4 minutes or until golden, turning over halfway through. Remove the potatoes from the oil using a slotted spoon and drain on a plate with paper towels.
  7. Transfer to a serving plate and serve with your favorite sauce or as a side dish.
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1 Belinda @zomppa May 5, 2011 at 8:34 AM

That looks perfectly fried! I’m pretty sure mine would NOT look like that!

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2 Barbara May 5, 2011 at 8:48 AM

Well, I can’t make these right in the middle of my diet, Erica, but I am saving the recipe. It looks delicious!

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3 5 Star Foodie May 5, 2011 at 10:03 AM

Those potatoes look so yummy with the crisp golden fried batter!

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4 Francijoe May 5, 2011 at 12:13 PM

Great with some hot sauce!!!

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5 ROCIO May 5, 2011 at 10:08 PM

SE VEN RIQUSIMAS MIJA BUEN TRABAJO, ME RECUERDAN LAS QUE HACIA MI MAMA VE!LOL GRACIAS POR AYUDAR A MANTENER SEMEJANTE TRADICION! VIVA COLOMBIA! HIJ@$$%^A!

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6 norma May 6, 2011 at 2:22 PM

Erica…never had them and musrt try them.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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7 le festin May 6, 2011 at 3:54 PM

That must be delicious!

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8 tasteofbeirut May 6, 2011 at 11:34 PM

Anything fried so perfectly AND a small baby potato has got to be just delicious!

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9 Nelly Rodriguez May 7, 2011 at 11:53 AM

Potatoes and deep fried?! You’ve got me! These look great!

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10 Chris May 8, 2011 at 3:30 PM

That is incredible! Just twisted and crazy good! I bet they are so crispy when you bite into them.

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11 Sook May 8, 2011 at 10:42 PM

I love anything fried… these look fantastic, Erica!

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12 grace May 9, 2011 at 3:52 AM

forget french fries–this is how i want to eat my taters from here on out! :)

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13 tara May 22, 2011 at 8:58 PM

I’m so excited to try these potatoes!!!! I was introduced to Sazon in the early 90’s when living in NYC. After moving to L.A., I couldn’t find it anywhere! I was devastated. Strangely enough, I’ve recently found it in the “international” aisle at a grocery store in Charlotte, NC, where I currently live. (consequently, I bought the store’s entire stock!) I had been using Sazon for meats and poultry for years, but have never had any other ideas on what to use it for. The potatoes will be a welcome addition to my sides!!!!! thank you! :)

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