Have you heard me mention that I absolutely love Poblano peppers before? If not, let me tell you, they are one of my new favorite vegetables. I have practically thrown out green peppers and subsituted these babies instead. Grilling up fajitas? Try using these instead of green peppers. They are fantastic grilled or sauteed to release their mild heat and flavor.
While cleaning up some files in my computer, I found some pictures and this recipe that I’d made awhile back and decided to share it with you.
It’s best to remove the stem, seeds and membrane from the inner part of the poblano to lessen the heat content. Don’t be fooled into thinking you can touch your eyes after this. They’re not that mild!
Chunk up some red potatoes. If they’re large, I count one for each female and 2 for each male that will be eating. Cut them into 1 inch cubes.
Now cut up your poblanos. Cut off the stem end. Cut the pepper in half longways. Pull out the seeds and membranes and cut each half into long thin slices. Then rotate them and cut at a 90º angle and slice them into small squares.
Also cut up one medium onion.
Drizzle some olive oil into a skillet and let it get hot. Add the potatoes, poblano and onion into the skillet. Sprinkle on some salt, pepper and garlic powder. I’ve also added a couple garlic cloves, minced up fine to this, but don’t add the garlic until about 5 minutes before the potatoes are done or it’ll burn.
Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently until the potatoes are tender inside and browned and crisping on the outside. The peppers and onions should be soft.
Serve these alongside a nice grilled steak or chicken breast or even hamburgers. They’re so good and yummy. Truly a southwest flavor explosion for a side dish!
- 8 medium size red potatoes, cut into one-inch cubes
- one poblano pepper, cut into small squares
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- ¼ c. olive oil
- 1 T. kosher salt
- 1 t. cracked black pepper
- 1 t. garlic powder
- Pour oil into skillet over medium-high heat on stove. Add potatoes, onions and peppers, and season with additional ingredients. Grill in pan, stirring often until potatoes are fork-tender and browning on the outside and onions and peppers are soft, about 20 minutes. Can also add two chopped garlic cloves during the last 5 minutes.
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