Papas Aborrajadas (Battered Fried Potatoes)

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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Comments

  1. ROCIO says

    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!

  2. tara says

    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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