Pan Seared Mojo Potatoes

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Pan Seared Mojo Potatoes – fingerling potatoes are seared and cooked to perfection in just minutes. Then mixed with a cilantro and herb mixture for a delicious side dish. 

A plate of food, with Potato and Mojo

 

Do you make the same side dishes over and over again. I know I do. I try to make something different like crispy cauliflower fritters. But sometimes I am just in a hurry and need something I know my family will eat without extra work. Cheesy garlic bread is always a hit, but not always the healthiest choice.

Potatoes are an easy choice, but finding something that everyone likes doesn’t always work. My son loves Jalapeno Cheddar Mashed Potatoes, but it isn’t my favorite.  My husband would request curried potatoes with chickpeas for just about every meal. So you just never know!

A bowl of food on a plate, with Potato and Mojo

I found the recipe for these pan seared mojo potatoes on cooking light, and I knew I wanted to make them immediately. I love crispy potatoes, but sometimes they can take forever to cook. Plus I don’t always want to turn on the oven if I am not using it for dinner.

Fingerling potatoes are thin, so they cook quickly. Slice the potatoes in half lengthwise, and then just sear them in a hot skillet. The get crispy, golden, and delicious. After just minutes, the potatoes are soft and tender.

A plate of food on a table, with Potato topped with sour cream

The mojo sauce is made up mainly of cilantro, lime juice and garlic. It is the perfect pairing with the crispy potatoes. Top them with a little bit of sour cream to serve, and you have the perfect side dish.  I have seen recipes with mojo sauce lately, I can’t wait to try them now. The sauce is so good!

I took the leftover potatoes and made a quick hash the next day for breakfast. I diced them up small and added them to a skillet with some onions. It was a great way to turn leftovers into something else. So make extra of these pan seared mojo potatoes for the next day, you will thank me for it!

A plate of food, with Potato and Mojo

Want more side dishes recipes? 
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Crock Pot Garlicky Mashed Potatoes
Slow Cooker Pepper Jack Cauliflower by All Day I Dream About Food

Pan Seared Mojo Potatoes - fingerling potatoes are seared and cooked to perfection in just minutes. Then mixed with a cilantro and herb mixture for a delicious side dish.
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Pan Seared Mojo Potatoes

By Erin
Pan Seared Mojo Potatoes - fingerling potatoes are seared and cooked to perfection in just minutes. Then mixed with a cilantro and herb mixture for a delicious side dish.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound fingerling potatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • Sour Cream for serving

Instructions 

  • In a large skillet heat 1 Tbls olive oil over medium high heat. Add potatoes and cook for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cover, reduce heat to medium and cook for an additional 6 minutes.
  • Meanwhile in a mini food processor or blender combine 1 tsp oil, cilantro, lime juice, vinegar and black pepper. Mix until smooth.
  • Season potatoes with salt. Stir in the cilantro mixture.
  • Remove from heat and serve with sour cream if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 588mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Side Dish Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 147
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Welcome to Dinners, Dishes, & Desserts where my love of food meets my busy life. My name is Erin and I’m a casual home cook who loves to feed people. On this blog, you’ll find hundreds of quick and easy recipes made mostly from scratch. My days are spent in the kitchen, creating new recipes to share with family and friends.

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