These Battered Fried Potatoes are a wonderful side dish or appetizer. They are very popular in Colombia.
What is papa Aborrajada?
Papa Aborrajada is a traditional Colombian side dish made with small potatoes, with skin-on, dipped in a batter and deep fried in oil. These potatoes can be served as a side dish or an appetizer served with Salsa Rosada (Pink Sauce), Colombian aji or hogao (creole sauce).
Some people like to use large potatoes to make their Papas Aborrajadas. They slice the potatoes, dip in the batter and fry them. Feel free to use small potatoes like I did in this recipe or large potatoes.
Papas Aborrajadas Recipe
- Vegetable or Canola oil for frying
- 12 small white potatoes skin-on
- 1 egg
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- Salt and pepper
- ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ tablespoon sazon Goya with azafran
- ½ cup milk
- Put the potatoes in a medium pot and cover with water and ½ teaspoon of salt.
- Bring the potatoes to a boil over medium high heat, then reduce the heat to medium and cook until fork tender about 15 minutes.
- Drain the potatoes and set aside.
- In a medium bowl place all the batter ingredients and whisk until smooth and set aside.
- Fill a large heavy pot with oil and heat over medium-high heat to 360° F.
- 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.
- Transfer to a serving plate and serve with your favorite sauce or as a side dish.
if you want to serve these battered potatoes as a side dish. Some of my favorite main dishes to serve with papa aborrajada are stuffed meatloaf, flank steak with creole sauce, steak with onion sauce and steak with chimichurri sauce.
More Potatoes Recipes to Enjoy:
Papas Chorreadas (Potatoes with Creamy Cheese Sauce)
Ensalada Rusa (Potato Russian Salad)
That looks perfectly fried! I'm pretty sure mine would NOT look like that!
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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Those potatoes look so yummy with the crisp golden fried batter!
Great with some hot sauce!!!
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!
Erica...never had them and musrt try them.
Happy Mother's Day!
That must be delicious!
Anything fried so perfectly AND a small baby potato has got to be just delicious!
Potatoes and deep fried?! You've got me! These look great!
That is incredible! Just twisted and crazy good! I bet they are so crispy when you bite into them.
I love anything fried... these look fantastic, Erica!
forget french fries--this is how i want to eat my taters from here on out! 🙂
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! 🙂