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Chile Rellenos

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Works well with enchilada Sauce, salsa verde or chirmol. These are served with chirmol and sprinkled with chopped cilantro. Crumbled cotija cheese would’ve been a nice touch, DOH!

Recipe: Chile rellenos

Summary: Mom’s favorite; Lori’s, too

Ingredients

  • 4 poblano peppers
  • 1 cup shredded colby jack cheese
  • 1 plum tomato diced
  • half a white onion diced
  • 1 12 oz. Lone Star Beer
  • 1 1/2 cups flour plus a 1/4 cup for dredging
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chile powder
  • Pinch salt
  • Enough oil to fill cast-iron pan 2 inches.
  • 1 pot ice water

Instructions

  1. Mix flour, paprika, salt, chile.
  2. Add beer to make a thick batter. Let rest 1/2 hour.
  3. Combine cheese, tomato and onions
  4. Light grill and roast chiles over open flame until the skins blister on all sides.
  5. Plunge immediately in ice water.
  6. Peel away chile skins with a sharp knife.
  7. Cut a slit down the side, clean out the seeds and membrane.
  8. Stuff with cheese mixture.
  9. Heat oil to 375 degree.
  10. Stir batter and add more beer if too thick. Should be like a pancake batter texture.
  11. Dredge chiles in remaining flour so batter will stick.
  12. Plunge and roll in batter.
  13. Lower into hot oil holding until batter firms then let it float & fry until crisp and brown on all sides.
  14. Drain on paper towel and serve immediately.

Culinary tradition: Mexican

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Source: Dave Cathey with many thanks to master chef John Bennett for the wisdom on this latest batter incarnation.

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