South-of-the-Border Potatoes

Note: These spicy hash browns are made with only 2 teaspoons of oil. Try them for breakfast or dinner with poached eggs and toast or tortillas. If you have only a 10-inch nonstick pan, simmer all of the potatoes, then finish the recipe in 2 batches.


Makes 4 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 159
Caloriesfromfat 16 %
Protein 3.7 g
Fat 2.9 g
Satfat 0.3 g
Carbohydrate 31 g
Fiber 3.5 g
Sodium 24 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg


4 cups chopped peeled thin-skinned potatoes
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup diced Roma tomatoes
About 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup sliced green onions
Tomato salsa
Nonfat sour cream


1. Place the potatoes and 1 1/2 cups water in a 12-inch nonstick frying pan. Cover tightly with a lid or foil and bring to a boil over high heat. Simmer over medium heat until the potatoes are tender when pierced, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain the potatoes in a colander and wipe pan clean.

2. To pan, add oil, chili powder, coriander, cumin, and garlic powder; stir over medium-high heat for 30 seconds. Add potatoes, stir to coat, then mix in tomatoes, 1/4 cup cilantro, and green onions. Over high heat, occasionally turn mixture with a wide spatula until browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Season to taste with salt and sprinkle with a little more cilantro. Offer salsa and sour cream to add to taste.


Tine Brown, Chino, California,

January 1997