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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Vegetable oil for frying
12 small white potatoes, skin-on
¼ cup all-purpose flour
Salt and pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
½ tablespoon sazon Goya with azafran
¼ cup milk
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.