Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Chiles Rellenos - Poblanos Stuffed with Cheese

Have you ever tasted chiles rellenos? If you haven't, let me try to describe it to you! They are poblano chiles (some spice but it is a manageable heat) softened with roasting, then peeled, stuffed with cheese, battered with a fluffy egg batter and fried until crispy. A Mexican version of comfort food. 

The restaurant we eat them at serves it with white cheese sauce drizzled on top. I serve mine with a tomato sauce. It helps to cut all the richness of the cheese that is stuffed inside the pepper.  I use my Restaurant Style Salsa recipe for the sauce.  I'll give you more information below on how to adapt it.

Have your sauce ready then fry up the chiles rellenos. You can keep the rellenos on a cooling rack on a jelly roll pan in a 200* oven so you can enjoy them all at once or your family can eat them as you fry them. 

Chiles Rellenos                                                                     Printable Recipe

4 large poblano peppers
2 cups shredded Chihuahua quesadilla cheese (or a mix of other cheeses that melt, like Monterey Jack and Cheddar)
1/4 to 1/3 cup all-purpose flour for dredging
5 egg whites at room temperature
1 egg yolk, beaten
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
lard or canola oil (1/2-3/4" depth in skillet)

Monday, April 17, 2017

30+ Recipes for Deviled Eggs

Now that the Easter holiday is over I am sure many of you have an overabundance of hard-boiled eggs in the fridge. I usually use our hard-boiled eggs to make egg gravy and serve it over toast. As for the deviled eggs, I've only ever made the traditional deviled eggs. I had no idea there were so many different ways you could actually make them! 

Check the recipes out.  I am sure you will find one, two, three or more you will want to try.  If you are finding this post well after the holiday make a new batch of hard-boiled eggs and chose one or two to serve.  You'll have a hit at your next sports party, family or church potluck!