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Monday, December 20, 2010

Chili Rellenos Recipe

 By: Balwinder Kumar


I'm going to give you instructions on how to make a delicious Mexican dinner with my own Chili Rellenos Recipe that will impress your family and your friends.

Now, you can only get Chili Rellenos at a true Mexican restaurant. You're not going to find these at Taco Bell or any other fast food joint. Probably because it requires more preparation time and won't qualify for a quick drive-up and take out item.

The main ingredient of the Chili Rellenos Recipe is the Poblano Pepper. This is a mild pepper that is of good size (approximately 5 inches to 6 inches) that can be stuffed easily with your favorite cheese or mixture.

First of all, the chili peppers have to be roasted and the outer skin peeled off. Then gently slice the pepper lengthwise and remove the seeds. Now you are ready to stuff the poblano. Although you can stuff the peppers with several mixtures, I use Monterey Jack cheese. You can use others, including Pepper Jack cheese, to "kick the heat up" a few notches. Cut slices off a block of cheese and stuff it into the Poblano pepper, being careful not to overstuff it.

The next step is to close the poblano with toothpicks, dust it in flour then dip them in a egg batter mixture made of egg whites whipped into a meringue texture. Mix up the egg yolks with a tablespoon of flour and add to the meringue mix.

The final step is to gently place the batter-dipped, stuffed poblanos into hot vegetable oil and cook, on both sides, until a light golden brown. Don't just drop the chili rellenos into the oil because splashing oil can cause severe burns and possibly a fire.

If you are going to eat the chili rellenos right away, put a slice of cheese on top of them and smother them with your favorite hot sauce. If you are going to eat them later, put them in the refrigerator covered with a paper towel. The next day (or days later) you can top them with a slice of cheese and pop them into the microwave. Just as good eating as when they were just cooked.

There you have it! Add some authentic Mexican refried beans from my refried beans recipe, top it with some "lip scorch'n hot sauce and you have a great tasting Mexican dish with my Chili Rellenos Recipe.

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