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Wonderful green chile chowder. I found this in an old Junior League cookbook from El Paso, called "Seasoned with Sun". Their comment about the recipe: "We know people who will buy this book for this recipe alone." Cooking and Prep time does not include roasting the green chiles.
- 1⁄2 jalapeno, fresh, seeded and minced
- 1⁄4 cup long green chili, fresh, roasted, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped...this should be about 3 medium
- 1 cup onion, finely chopped
- 2 lbs potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
- 1⁄2 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 1⁄4 cup margarine
- 1⁄4 cup flour
- 3 cups milk, may use 1 1/2 cups milk and 1 1/2 cups half and half
- cheddar cheese, shredded
- Combine the jalapeno, green chiles, onions, potatoes, seasoning salt, and chicken stock. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.
- Melt margarine over low heat; add flour to blend. Cook, stirring constantly for 3 minutes to make a blonde roux.
- Strain the liquid from the potato, chile and onion mixture, reserving 3 cups cooking liquid.
- Mash 1/2 of the potato, chile and onion mixture, cover to keep it warm. Reserve the other half, keeping it warm.
- Stir the reserved 3 cups of cooking liquid into the roux. Raise heat, stirring with a wire whisk until thickened. Add milk to thickened liquid and continue to stir until it comes to a simmer.
- Turn off heat. Add mashed potato, chile and onion mixture. Stir in and blend well. Add reserved cubed potatoes, chile and onions.
- Serve with shredded cheddar cheese on top.
- To roast chilies:
- Poke a hole in the end of each shile with an ice pick.
- Spread chiles on a cookie sheet and broil, turning until skins are blistered on all sides. If chiles begin to get too brown, lower the rack to keep them from burning.
- When chiles are completely roasted, place them between dish towels or in a plastic bag to steam. This aids in removing the skins.
- Peel off the skins as soon as the chiles are cool enough to handle by laying chiles on a board and slitting one side lengthwise. Open chiles carefully and removed seeds and lateral veins. Rinse under cool water and place on a towel to dry.
This had good flavor ... kinda like potato soup kicked up. I had to amend the spice a bit as I can't stand too much heat and neither can our 20 month old. I used 3 roasted and diced Anaheim chilies no jalapeno. I also served this with a bit of sour cream. I will make this again with all the heat.