Chiles Rellenos in Tomato Broth

READY IN: 1hr 35mins




  • Brown onions in lard.
  • Add tomatoes, cinnamon and pepper.
  • Cook briskly until sauce becomes the consistency of a thick tomato sauce.
  • Add stock, simmer partially covered for 45 minutes.
  • Stuff chiles with cheese and hold together with skewers.
  • Batter: Beat whites to stiff peaks with 1/2 tsp salt.
  • Beat in yolks 2 at a time until well incorporated.
  • Beat in flour.
  • Dust chiles with flour and dip quickly into batter then lay in 350 degree oil.
  • Baste tops with hot oil.
  • When they are golden on bottom, turn over and cook other side.
  • Drain. Once all chiles have cooled at least 5 minutes (they can sit up to 1 hour), put on sheet pan with parchment, slip out the skewer, and bake at 400 for 15 minutes.
  • To serve, place a pool of sauce in a bowl and top with a chile.
  • Note: The easisest way to peel chiles for this dish is to deep fry in 350 degree oil for abou 45 seconds, remove, let cool and then peel--there is less chance of breaking the chile this way.
  • The oil can then be used to cook the chiles.