How to Make Copy Cat "Live Mas Dust" at Home


With Taco Bell doing away with their potato items... how will you ever cope?? Luckily, someone has given us the inside on the magical "Live Mas Dust" used to make all of Taco Bell's potato items oh soo yummy... See the recipe below!!

To make your own Live Más Dust, you will need 1 heaped teaspoon (5-6 grams) of each of the following:

  • Ground cumin
  • Granulated garlic
  • Dehydrated onion flakes or onion powder
  • Smoked paprika
  • Cayenne or any other red chili powder
  • Powdered bouillon (I used chicken) or nutritional yeast
  • White sugar

Mix all of the above with 2 heaped teaspoons (10-12 grams) of adobo seasoning and 2 heaped tablespoons (about 20 grams) of all-purpose flour. You should have 1/4 cup of seasoning, which is enough for at least 3 batches of potatoes.

Please feel free to experiment wildly with the spices; if you don’t have adobo, garlic salt or any seasoned salt works great. Out of both onion flakes and onion powder? Crushed up some French’s fried onions will also do the trick!

NOW... to make the PAPAS!!!

To make the potatoes, heat your oven to 475ºF with a rack in the upper third. Cut 1 pound of unpeeled russet potatoes into 1/2-inch dice and toss them with about a third of the Live Más Dust. Heat a large, oven-safe skillet over medium heat, then add enough neutral cooking oil to coat the bottom. Add the seasoned potatoes to the hot oil in a single layer and cook, undisturbed, for 3-5 minutes. Turn them over with a spatula and transfer to the oven. Roast for 10-15 minutes, flipping the potatoes once or twice, until they’re golden brown and crispy.

ENJOY!!! :d

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