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Old 04-11-2017, 03:12 AM
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There are certain traditional dishes like chile rellenos that have specific ingredients. Most versions involve a pablano pepper stuffed with either Mexican cheese or a meat mixture that is dipped in an egg batter and fried. Occasionally, some people may use a different filling or a different pepper.

A lot of people do not make traditional chile rellenos at home due to the perceived difficulty of making the egg batter coating.

Then you have recipes that CLAIM to be chili rellenos but contain little resemblance to the traditional recipe:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zMVUMTXVNo&t=3s
That DOES look very, very good though!
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Old 04-11-2017, 09:34 AM
 
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My mom used to make a "chile relleno casserole." It is sort of a crustless, Tex-Mex quiche, and not bad, for what it is.

A real chile relleno, though...with the crispy batter and melted cheese...yum. They are easy to find around here. Life in Southern California has its low spots, but reading this thread makes me forgive most of them.
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Old 04-11-2017, 09:48 AM
 
Location: SLC, UT
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When I was in high school, a lady tutored me for my AP spanish test.
To celebrate, we made chile rellenos.
She dipped the chiles in whipped egg whites - basically meringue.
We covered them in red sauce of some kind and nom nom nom.
They were the most crispy, delicious thing!

Since then (1993), every restaurant I have eaten at has these soggy ass crappy rellenos.
So I was super excited to go to Mexico and have a quality chile relleno again.

None to be found.

Sounds like I need to find a recipe to do it myself or hunt down that lady from 24 years ago...
Here's a few recipes that use whipped egg whites:

https://www.chowhound.com/recipes/chiles-rellenos-29565

Chiles Rellenos - Hilah Cooking

https://patijinich.com/recipe/chiles-rellenos/
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Old 04-11-2017, 02:33 PM
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I am just curious. I love chile rellenos, and almost always order one when at a Mexican restaurant. They have always been either wrapped in egg roll wrappers, or dipped in an egg batter.

We recently moved to Southeast Kansas, and there are quite a few Mexican restaurants scattered about the area. There is a very popular one in our town that has pretty good food for the most part, but I refuse to eat there because of their chile rellenos. Their version of this dish is a glop of ground beef, covered in a slice of green chile, with cheese and sauce over it. To me, this is NOT a chile relleno. Has anyone else ever come across this type of chile relleno anywhere? Even my friends from Mexico think it's odd.


Huh? What is that? Some chile rellenos Asian fusion?


Edit - I see someone else has already mentioned the fusion notion.
Weird - I've had it in Mexico - never had an Asian fusion one there yet. Maybe next time? I gotta admit the idea of an egg batter sounds good (not an egg roll wrapper tho).

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Old 04-11-2017, 02:40 PM
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Those recipes also use Monterey jack or muenster. Aren't they Tex-Mex. The comments seem to suggest they are.
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Old 04-11-2017, 06:36 PM
 
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Huh? What is that? Some chile rellenos Asian fusion?


Edit - I see someone else has already mentioned the fusion notion.
Weird - I've had it in Mexico - never had an Asian fusion one there yet. Maybe next time? I gotta admit the idea of an egg batter sounds good (not an egg roll wrapper tho).
The chile rellenos that you had in Mexico weren't done in an egg batter?
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Old 04-12-2017, 07:06 PM
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Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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I am just curious. I love chile rellenos, and almost always order one when at a Mexican restaurant. They have always been either wrapped in egg roll wrappers, or dipped in an egg batter.

We recently moved to Southeast Kansas, and there are quite a few Mexican restaurants scattered about the area. There is a very popular one in our town that has pretty good food for the most part, but I refuse to eat there because of their chile rellenos. Their version of this dish is a glop of ground beef, covered in a slice of green chile, with cheese and sauce over it. To me, this is NOT a chile relleno. Has anyone else ever come across this type of chile relleno anywhere? Even my friends from Mexico think it's odd.
OMG no way! I've only ever made home made chiles rellenos. OMG I have to eat some this weekend. My recipe uses beaten egg white for the coating.
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Old 04-13-2017, 07:05 AM
 
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I haven't had a great chile relleno for 23 years, and I lived in New Mexico and southern California. The best ones I ever ate were in a small restaurant in Columbus Ohio, prepared fresh, poblano peppers dipped in batter and fried crispy, stuffed with the most delicious cheese blend, covered with a good ranchero sauce. We never had to order, the staff knew what we all wanted, we went there so often. Unfortunately, they closed several years ago.

The ones in NM & CA couldn't match these. I can get a good one here in SC, but their cheese isn't quite as good.

Egg roll wrappers, green peppers, olives, mushy, beef-filled, ugh, ugh, ugh.
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Old 08-12-2017, 04:41 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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well just got my already roasted Hatch Chilis yesterday. Of course I paid a premium. It is called supply and demand. Being only one store here roast them for you, you want, you pay. That is still ok. The only thing that disappointed me was the variance of sizes. Some were big enough for stuffing, most too small. I will have to use them chopped for making dips, putting on eggs or using in a casserole. Regardless they are all divided up now and have made their home in our freezer.
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Old 08-12-2017, 01:19 PM
 
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well just got my already roasted Hatch Chilis yesterday. Of course I paid a premium. It is called supply and demand. Being only one store here roast them for you, you want, you pay. That is still ok. The only thing that disappointed me was the variance of sizes. Some were big enough for stuffing, most too small. I will have to use them chopped for making dips, putting on eggs or using in a casserole. Regardless they are all divided up now and have made their home in our freezer.

Two weeks until the Chile Festival in Hatch, NM. Do you want me to send you a case or two???

I still have a lot in my freezer so I won't be buying any more for a while.
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