Northern Potato and Poblano Chile Strips

With creamy potatoes and blistered poblano chiles, this side dish will always receive a warm welcome at your table.


  • 6 poblano chiles
  • 1 1⁄2 pounds potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 cup Mexican-style cream (crema fresca) or crème fraiche
  • 1⁄2 white onion, cut into 1/8-inch wedges
  • 1 tablespoon canola or corn oil
  • 1⁄2 cup milk or chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons salt


  • Place the poblano chiles on a non-stick comal on high heat and roast until the chile skin is completely and evenly blistered. Turn the chiles on a regular basis to facilitate even blistering. Do not char the chiles. Place chiles in plastic or paper bag for 10-15 minutes. Peel away the black skin as well as the seeds and veins and cut into 1/8 inch strips.
  • Cook the potatoes in a sauce pan, adding enough water to cover the potatoes. Add 2 Tbsp. of salt.
  • In a sauté pan, add the oil and onion. Cook for 3 minutes or until the onions become transparent. Add the potatoes and brown for 5 minutes. Add the poblano strips, cream, milk and salt to taste. Cook for another 5 minutes and serve.