Potato & Spinach Stuffed Poblanos With Dill Cheddar Sauce

I recently acquired a cast iron cornbread stick pan, not for making cornbread sticks but as a holder for stabilizing peppers while stuffing and baking. With two 1 gallon bags of poblano peppers fresh out of the garden in the fridge, it was time to use the pan for the first time.

Potato & Spinach Stuffed Poblanos With Dill Cheddar White Sauce

 

I inverted the cornbread stick pan and used it upside-down to stabilize the peppers while  charring them with a torch. After blistering the skin on each pepper with the flame and allowing them to sweat in a paper bag,  I removed the cores and seeds.

Potato & Spinach Stuffed Poblanos With Dill Cheddar White Sauce

 

For the stuffing I sautéed onion, garlic, minced red pepper, frozen cranberries, turbinado  sugar and salt.

Potato & Spinach Stuffed Poblanos With Dill Cheddar White Sauce

Potato & Spinach Stuffed Poblanos With Dill Cheddar White Sauce

Potato & Spinach Stuffed Poblanos With Dill Cheddar White Sauce

Potato & Spinach Stuffed Poblanos With Dill Cheddar White Sauce

 

 

The sautéed onions, garlic and cranberries were added to diced cooked potatoes.

Potato & Spinach Stuffed Poblanos With Dill Cheddar White Sauce

 

The potatoes were given a bit of a mash and precooked chopped spinach was mixed in.

Potato & Spinach Stuffed Poblanos With Dill Cheddar White Sauce

Potato & Spinach Stuffed Poblanos With Dill Cheddar White Sauce

Potato & Spinach Stuffed Poblanos With Dill Cheddar White Sauce

 

Finally I added shredded dill cheddar cheese, and because the mix seemed a bit dry I squeezed in the juice of half a lime.

Potato & Spinach Stuffed Poblanos With Dill Cheddar White Sauce

Potato & Spinach Stuffed Poblanos With Dill Cheddar White Sauce

Potato & Spinach Stuffed Poblanos With Dill Cheddar White Sauce

 

While the stuffed poblano peppers were baking for an hour at 375ºF I made a white sauce using butter, all purpose flour, milk, dill cheddar cheese, black pepper, kosher salt and nutmeg.

Potato & Spinach Stuffed Poblanos With Dill Cheddar White Sauce

Potato & Spinach Stuffed Poblanos With Dill Cheddar White Sauce

Potato & Spinach Stuffed Poblanos With Dill Cheddar White Sauce

 

It may seem to be an odd combination of flavors but it worked just fine. I would like to have added another handful of cranberries.

Potato & Spinach Stuffed Poblanos With Dill Cheddar White Sauce



 


3 thoughts on “Potato & Spinach Stuffed Poblanos With Dill Cheddar Sauce

  1. Oh my gosh, that is such a good idea – using a cast iron cornbread mold skillet to hold peppers for grilling and stuffing. I clicked on your page because I’m roasting some anaheim and poblano peppers right now and it put me in mind of your recipes. So glad I saw this idea! I’m probably just going to puree my roasteds and put them in soft tacos, but your approach here looks DIVINE.

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