Chiles Rellenos (Authentic)

Recipe by Mamablowfish
READY IN: 40mins
YIELD: 6 chiles




  • Roast chiles 3" under broiler, rotating until charred and blistered, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Place chiles in a sealed plastic bag or bowl covered with plastic wrap until cool enough to handle and skin is loose enough to peel.
  • Peel off skins under cold running water, then make a small slit three-quarters down length of chile and discard seeds, leaving stem attached.
  • Cut cheese in six 3/4 - 1" thick slices slightly smaller than the chiles.
  • Stuff each chile with 1 piece of cheese.
  • Roll stuffed chiles in flour, shake off excess and set aside.
  • In medium size frying pan, melt butter over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion and garlic, cook, stirring until golden (about 10 min).
  • Add tomato puree and oregano, season to taste with salt.
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes and keep warm.
  • Crispy Egg Coating.
  • Seperate 4 eggs.
  • In large bowl, whip egg whites with salt until firm peaks form. (make sure they are firm).
  • Beat egg yolks until well blended and fold into egg whites.
  • Pour oil to a depth of 2-3 inches or so and heat to 425 degrees or med-high.
  • Dipp each chile in egg coating and drop into oil and cook about 2 minutes until golden brown on each side, turning once with a fork or spatula.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Top with tomato sauce or enchilada sauce.
  • Optional toppings, chopped cilantro, green onions and sour cream.