Simply Potatoes Rajas Tacos #5FIX

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READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Baba Yaga

5-Ingredient Fix Contest Entry. Traditional rajas are a much-loved part of south of the border cuisine. Simply Potatoes makes it possible to easily make a home rendition of a dish made popular by 2 well-known chefs. This satisfying entree is a great way to have family and friends enthusiastic about going meatless one night per week.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (20 ounce) bag Simply Potatoes Diced Potatoes with Onion
  • 4 large poblano peppers (fresh)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup four-cheese Mexican blend cheese (preferably Crystal Farms)
  • 8 taco shells (we like the Stand & Stuff variety)

Directions

  1. Roast poblanos over gas stove burner or beneath broiler, turning frequently, until blistered and beginning to blacken in spots. (Stove top is best, but if you don’t have a gas burner, use the broiler carefully – do not overcook – need to have firm texture) Place hot poblanos in paper bag, fold bag to close and allow peppers to steam 5 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350?F.
  3. While peppers are steaming, lightly spray interior of 12 inch non-stick skillet with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Heat over medium high heat until hot and add potatoes in a single layer. Cover and cook over medium high heat for 4 minutes without stirring. Remove lid, and turn potatoes over, re-cover and continue to cook over medium high heat 4 minutes. Do not stir – this allows potatoes to lightly brown on the edges which contributes a great texture to the finished dish. Repeat steps one more time and cook an additional 4 minutes.
  5. While potatoes are cooking, remove peppers from bag, cut each pepper open, remove stems, seeds and veins, and open up to flatten each pepper onto cutting surface, skin side up. Scrape off blistered skin (ok if some remains) and slice peppers into ¼ inch strips.
  6. When potatoes have cooked a total of 12 minutes, remove lid and stir pepper strips into potatoes. Add 1 cup heavy cream, stir and continue to cook over medium high heat, uncovered, until cream thickens 2-3 minutes.
  7. Stir in cheese, remove from heat and cover.
  8. Bake Taco Shells according to package directions until desired degree of crispness.
  9. Spoon potatoes rajas into warm taco shells and serve.

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