From the little village of Chimayó, New Mexico comes what many chileheads consider to be the finest tasting red chile. We use it in our enchilada sauces and for making rubs such as this one.
The Andean area produces more than 200 varieties of potatoes, and some of these relatives can be found in North American markets.
Another mainstay of South American cooking is the sweet potato, which comes in several varieties, and some of these relatives can be found in Hispanic markets in the United States.
You know your Thanksgiving sweet potatoes are yummy when they vanish before you get to eat them. I’m assuming these were tasty, since the pan was whistle-clean when I went for my first helping.
Grilled Dijon new potatoes are good for those times when you don’t want to run back and forth between the kitchen and the grill.
The chipotle peppers bring a new dimension to the very basic twice-baked potato. All of these ingredients are easy to find and keep around, which is important if we get hit with another pandemic like the coronavirus, where the government decides we all need to stay at home.
These potatoes are very high in flavor and lower in fat than the traditional ones. I sometimes leave the skins on the potatoes for extra taste.