I wanted a fast side dish for a meatloaf supper. Potatoes are definitely my family’s first choice, at such times, with the resounding preference being “mashed with gravy”. I just wasn’t going to invest that kind of time, so I needed something new. No one was more shocked than me, when I created a dish, that everyone agrees, is an acceptable substitute for that favored traditional standby! It is comfort food with a twist; and we’ll be making these over and over, (especially when I’m not in the mood to peel potatoes. ) They’re super simple to make. You’ll want another and another and another. Can you say, “Potacho”?
The hardest time we had, was deciding what to call them. They sort of remind us of nachos, but there wasn’t anything spicy about this dish. The cool thing is that it is so versatile, you could use different toppings and they definitely COULD be more Tex-Mex. The possibilities are endless. Anyway, we decided the name had to be something that combined “potatoes” and “nachos”. We finally landed on Potachos, but Nachatos was a close second. -lol- Here’s the way I made them to accompany our meatloaf supper. I’m sure there will be many variations, in the future!