Traditional Chiles Rellenos De Queso (Chiles Stuffed With Cheese

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 40 mins

I love these things. I always add extra cheese and I've also been known to stuff these with a mixture of meat & veggis added to the cheese. These make a great light lunch or a side dish for dinner. Posted for Zaar World Tour 05

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Chiles:.
  2. Put chiles on a hot grill or under the broiler, let skin blister and burn.
  3. Turn chiles occasionally so they don't overcook or burn through to the flesh.
  4. Wrap chiles in a damp cloth or plastic bag for 20 minutes.
  5. The burned skin will flake off easily and the flesh will be slightly cooked by the steam.
  6. Slit the side of each chile, remove seeds and veins. Leave the top of the chile intact.
  7. Rinse chiles and pat dry.
  8. Filling:.
  9. Mix breadcrumbs, Pepper Jack, Cheddar cheese and cumin with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Stuff filling into the slits in the chiles.
  11. Batter:.
  12. Heat at least 1/2 inch (but no more than 1 full inch) oil in a heavy, deep pot to 350ºF.
  13. Beat egg whites until they are stiff, but not dry.
  14. Add salt and egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  15. Pat chiles completely dry (or batter won't adhere); sprinkle lightly with flour. Coat with batter.
  16. Fry chiles in hot oil, turn occasionally, until golden.
  17. Drain on paper towels.
  18. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and melt in a 350ºF oven for 2-3 minutes. Serve immediately.