Chili Relleno Casserole

Total Time
50 mins
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Several friends and I were joking about "'70's Food" earlier today, which made me a little nostalgic. Here's one of my old (OLD) stand-by favorites from that era. Alas, no "Cream-of-Anything" soup included, nor aspic'ed mystery substances, and not a fondue pot in sight. Nothing authentically culturally correct...just simple, good ol' '70's fare. Nothing fancy. *Dead easy* to make. It's simply 'got a good beat, and I can dance to it.'

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  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Spray a 9 x 9 casserole dish with non-stick vegetable spray (Pam) - especially the SIDES and top edges. If using whole chilies, split them open. Either way, cover the bottom of the dish with chilies.
  2. In a bowl, toss together the grated cheeses, tomato, olives, onions, and 3/4 of the cilantro. Place in the casserole dish, over the chilies. Drizzle about 1/3 of the can of enchilada sauce over this.
  3. Separate eggs yolks from whites. Beat the egg whites until very frothy, but.
  4. not too stiff and meringue-like. In a separate bowl, combine yolks, milk, flour, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Fold egg whites into the yolk mixture, and pour this combination onto the casserole.
  5. Drizzle with remaining enchilada sauce. Bake 20 minutes. Top with Parmesan. Bake another 15-20 minutes, until top is golden-brown-and-delicious. Cool for 10+ minutes before serving. Top with dollops of sour cream and chopped fresh cilantro.