Meatless Monday: Chiles Rellenos

July 25, 2011

One of my all-time favorite foods, combining two key food groups ('fried things' and 'cheese'), chiles rellenos is a special occasion dish -- not something you'll find at an everyday taqueria. The grandmother of jalapeno poppers, chiles rellenos is a multi-step recipe that boils down to peppers stuffed with cheese, battered and fried -- but they are so much more than that! Mildly spicy Poblano chiles are roasted (over your gas range, barbecue or broiler), peeled & deseeded, stuffed with cheese (queso asadero or Monterey Jack) then dipped in an egg-based batter and fried until golden brown. Serve with a healthy scoop of traditional tomato-onion sauce

Gluten Free Chiles Rellenos
Made even better with goat cheese!

Beer-Battered Chiles Rellenos
Tasty step-by-step instructions from a foodie & photographer. 

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