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Old 04-06-2017, 11:04 AM
 
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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.
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Old 04-06-2017, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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No. I haven't seen egg roll wrappers on chile rellenos either.
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Old 04-06-2017, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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No. I haven't seen egg roll wrappers on chile rellenos either.
+1. I like Chile Rellenos, I wouldn't order them with egg roll wrappers or as the OP describes glopped on a plate. Should be a (cheese and/or picadillo) stuffed poblano chile (or similar), dipped in masa or light batter, fried with tomato or ranchero sauce. Mmmmmmmmm...

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Old 04-06-2017, 01:32 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I think arguments against non-standard chile rellenos go out the window as soon as you mention egg roll wrappers.
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Old 04-06-2017, 01:34 PM
 
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No. I haven't seen egg roll wrappers on chile rellenos either.
The first chile rellenos I had were in egg roll wrappers, in Colorado. I didn't know any better and decided to make some for friends, in New Mexico. They laughed at me.
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Old 04-06-2017, 01:34 PM
 
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I tried making them a while back for the first time, though I've never really had them in a restaurant. You take poblano peppers and fill with white Mexican cheese (there's a few varieties) and ground beef mix. I would add some cream cheese as well. Some say to skin or par boil the peppers others say no. Some say cut in half lengthwise others say just remove stem end to stuff. Then dip in flour and then egg mixture and again in flour. Some say do this before filling others say after filling. Then fry.
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Old 04-06-2017, 02:19 PM
 
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Chile rellenos can differ dramatically from one Mexican province to another much less in the Mexican cuisine diaspora. Different chiles, different fillings, different cooking techniques, etc.

But I do think it should always at least consist of a stuffed chile pepper of some kind, as that is what chile relleno means.
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Old 04-06-2017, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Bay Area California
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OP your description of what the restaurant is calling Chile Relleno doesn't come close to anything I've ever eaten - and that includes poor substitution casseroles.

I've never had a Relleno done with an egg roll wrapper. It sounds interesting but not like the traditional Rellenos I've had. The upside I can see is that they'd probably stay crisp longer after being prepared. One of the major downsides for me is that many restaurants prepare the Rellenos earlier in the day then reheat and add sauce before serving. Finding a restaurant that makes them fresh with each order isn't an easy proposition!
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Old 04-06-2017, 06:28 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.
Thankfully, I haven't. Sounds gross.
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Old 04-06-2017, 07:44 PM
 
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I have never seen a chile relleno in an egg roll wrapper nor have I seen one stuffed with cream cheese.
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