Southwest Scotch Egg Rellenos
photo by Jonathan Melendez
- Ready In:
- 1hr 20mins
- 6 canned whole roasted hatch green chilies, Drained And Patted Dry
- 1 lb hot ground pork breakfast sausage
- 8 large eggs
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese, cheese-separated in half
- 1 1⁄2 cups panko breadcrumbs, bread crumbs-set 1/4 cup aside
- 1⁄2 cup flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon mild chili powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
- 1⁄2 cup guacamole
- 1⁄2 cup salsa
- 1⁄2 cup sour cream
- Boil 6 eggs for 12 minutes, remove from heat for 5 minutes, drain and cool before peeling.
- While eggs are boiling, drain and pat green chiles dry with paper towel-set aside. Combine cream cheese with ½ cup cheddar cheese, set aside. Set 3 medium bowls in order-1 bowl-flour,chile powder, salt, pepper, 1 bowl-1 egg beaten, 1 bowl-panko bread crumbs. In large bowl combine sausage, 1 egg beaten, and 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs. Use a rolling pin to roll out sausage in between a folded over parchment paper until 1/8” thin, gently peel back top parchment. Use sharp knife to cut into 6 pieces.
- Stuff green chiles with 1/6 of cream cheese mixture-about 2 tablespoons-set aside. Peel eggs and pat dry, or pat dry packaged eggs. Roll eggs in flour; insert 1 into each green chile. Wrap each green chile in sausage, pressing firmly. Roll stuffed green chile in flour, dip into egg, then roll in panko bread crumbs, pressing firmly. Roll each green chile in remaining grated cheddar, pressing cheese to stick. Lightly coat with cooking spray on all sides.
- Suggested Cooking method-air fryer oven 350 degrees for 25 minutes-turning gently after 15 minutes. Can be baked in oven at 400 degrees for 25 minutes, turning gently after 15 minutes.
- Gently cut in half lengthwise with serrated knife, sprinkle with mild red chile powder, and serve with guacamole, salsa, and sour cream for a delicious and nutritious egg fiesta!
- Can be reheated in air fryer at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or oven at 400 degrees for 15 minutes-microwave reheating not recommended.
- The Southwest region of the United States is best known for the spicy influence from south of the border. A regional favorite is Hatch green chiles from Hatch, NM, which most of us use in every meal-including in eggs any time of day you need a nutritional boost. The annual Hatch Chile Festival is the time for Tucson foodies to stock up on fresh Hatch green chiles-they add a mild kick to any egg dish from their bright and spicy flavor profile. Every year in Tucson there are giant industrial chile roasters filling the air with a spicy, pungent aroma unique to the char-roasted green chile. With all of this careful attention to detail, I use the highest quality ingredients to really showcase my favorite regional delight has resulted-a highly nutritious spicy, creamy, hearty, and crunchy Southwest Scotch Egg Rellenos-Enjoy This Unique Egg Creation!
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