Authentic Chile Rellenos

Recipe by ditsyquoin
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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 2-3
YIELD: 6 peppers
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place the chiles directly on the burner of a gas stove until mostly blackened on each side.
  • Put the cooked chiles in a plastic vegetable grocery bag for 30 minutes. Toss them around a bit so that the bag doesn't get a hole in it from the heat.
  • Peel the blackened skin from the chiles with your fingers. It's not important to get every bit of skin off.
  • Slice each chili on one side from stem to bottom.
  • Remove most of the seeds and membranes. (If you like them really hot, omit this step).
  • Cut the cheese into 1/2 wide slices and as long as the chiles.
  • Stuff the cheese into each chile.
  • Roll in flour.
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff and gently fold in the yolks. (If doubling the recipe make two batches of stiffened egg as the eggs will fall quickly).
  • Drop chiles into egg batter and fluff it around them.
  • Slide them into1 1/2" deep hot oil, one or two at a time until golden brown and turn to brown the other side.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Serve immediately or bake in oven for 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. If you have a convection oven, use it the feature as it makes them really crispy on the outside.
  • Sauce: Combine all ingedients in a saucepan and let simmer until the rellenos are done. Serve on the side or cover the rellenos with it at serving.
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