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Sweet Potatoes with Raisins and Poblano Chile Rajas

Submitted by: Robert Del Grande

Combine these nutritious sweet potatoes and chiles with raisins for a real taste treat.


  • Serving Size: servings


  • 1 pound sweet potatoes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted and divided
  • 1 cup California raisins
  • 2 or 3 (about 6 ounces) poblano chile peppers
  • 1 small (about 4 ounces) yellow onion
  • Cilantro sprigs; for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons crème fraiche or sour cream


Preheat oven to 375°F.

Peel sweet potatoes and cut into 1/2-inch thick rounds. Shingle in greased baking dish large enough to hold slices in single overlapping layer. Brush with 1/2 tablespoon melted butter. Pre-bake for 40 minutes at 375°F.

Meanwhile, add 1/2 tablespoon butter to skillet over medium heat; heat to foaming. Then, add raisins and sauté lightly. Remove from heat and set aside. Char and peel chiles. Remove and discard stems and seeds; cut into 1/4-inch strips. Peel and cut onion into 1/4-inch slices; separate into rings. Combine chile strips and onion rings; toss with remaining 1 tablespoon melted butter.

After 40 minutes, remove potatoes from oven and sprinkle raisins, chiles and onions on top. Return to oven and bake for 30 minutes more.

To serve, sprinkle cilantro sprigs over warm potatoes and drizzle with crème fraiche. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 220 (16% from fat); Total Fat 4.5g (sat 2g, mono 0g, poly 0g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 5mg; Protein 4g; Carbohydrate 45g; (Dietary Fiber 9g; Sugars 25g; ); Iron 2mg; Sodium 30mg; Calcium 47mg; Potassium 811mg

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Special Diet

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