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Potatoes and Yams- A Great side dish for Thanksgiving

June 4, 2012 by Mimi in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
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Anytime I go to the market, I think of buying something that will create a great dish.

The other day I noticed that the Tams and Sweet potatoes really looked fresh. Thought it would be good to try mixing all different kinds of Potatoes and yams.

So I bought, Red, Yukon Gold, and Sweet Potatoes along with some yams. Sweet Potatoes and yams would make the dish sweeter so I added a few fresh green Chillis, Cilantro and some spices. I knew I would have to add lemon juice to make it tangy. So here it is. I think this would make a great side dish for Holidays-instead of yams or potatoes-we have all of them here. You see the Cumin seeds and Black mustard in the picture-these are added in the oil to give the robust flavor. I use peanuts in many dishes – it is a personal preference. I enjoy the nutty flavor and crunchy feel. This can be a great Potato dish for Holidays- I am thinking of making this for Thanksgiving meal as a side dish.

Peanuts are optional.



  • 2 Red medium size of Potatoes
  • 2 small tender of Sweet Potaoes
  • 2 small tender of Yams
  • 4 small or average of Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 1 Bunch of Cilantro Chopped
  • 2 halved and sliced of Jalapeno peppers-remove seeds
  • 2 Tablespoon of Peanuts
  • 3 to4 tablespoon of Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon of Whole Cumin
  • 2 Teaspoon of salt-or less if you like
  • 1 whole of Lemon or lime- juice


  • Peel all Potatoes and cut them in to cubes about 1/2 to 3/4 Inch size. soak in water or they turn color

  • heat oil in a Big skillet, add Cumin, peppers and peanuts.

  • The oil must be at med-high temp, add potatoes and let it cook it without stirring at low- medium heat. for about 5 minutes.

  • Stir gently once or twice to mix. Cook for 5 more minutes-covered.

  • Test potato by taking one piece in a spoon and pressing it. It should press without much pressure.

  • Add salt and lemon and Cilantro. Mix and serve warm. Can be reheated in Microwave.

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