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Chile Rellenos
August 23, 2005

My husband thought these were very good, I thought they were decent. Something has to really blow me away to give it 5 stars. I followed one of the suggestions below and also did some research on authentic chile rellenos. I don't know the exact type of chile's I had, a friend gave me some from her garden. To char them, I tossed them in an 8x8 pan and put the oven on broil and rotated them as they would brown and blister. when all sides were done, I put them in a ziplock bag to steam. I returned to them about 45 min. later and they were cool enough to handle and the skin came off so easily. After slitting and cleaning out the peppers, I stuffed them with the cheddar cheese strips. The only ingredient I used for the batter was some eggs and a bit of flour....I took 3 eggs, separated them, and beat the whites until they were stiff and formed peaks. Then I beat the yolks with 1 TBsp. flour until they were pasty. I folded this mixture into the egg whites and stirred gently. Then I rolled the stuffed chiles in flour and slopped on the egg mixture. The batter puffed up beautifully when fried and really makes the authentic chile rellenos. I topped mine with warmed mild salsa. Husband gobbled them up! I am glad to have another dish to add to my collection. Thanks to Panchita and the reviewers below mine.

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