Southwestern Chile Rellenos

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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • To seed chiles, cut each chile in half lengthwise using scissors or knife. Carefully scrape out and discard seeds. Rinse chiles well; drain. Pat dry with paper towels. (wear gloves when handling chiles to prevent irritation to hands and eyes).
  • Combine olive oil, salt, white pepper, and cloves in a small bowl. Add chiles; toss to coat. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour. Combine both cheeses in another small bowl.
  • For each chile rellano, place 1 chile half in center of 1 egg roll wrapper; top with 1/4 cup cheese mixture. Beat egg yolk and water in small cup; brush edges of egg roll wrapper with mixture.
  • Fold two opposite edges over filling, overlapping edges; press together, working out any air bubbles. Press ends together. Fold ends under and pinch to seal. Repeat with remaining chiles, egg roll wrappers and cheese mixture.
  • Heat 1/2 inch vegetable oil in large, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat until oil reaches 375 degrees; adjust heat to maintain temperature. Fry chiles rellanos, a few at a time, in hot oil 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown, turning once. Remove with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.
  • Note: cooking time doesn't include the 1 hour standing time.
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