Sunday, January 24, 2016

Check out Cindy Koepp's RECIPE for Chili Rellenos!

Chili Rellenos
Quico Piedra, the star of Hard Knocks and Joya’s bratty cousin in Jewel Among the Stones, loves chili rellenos. Here’s a recipe for them…

You’ll need…

Big, fat peppers (Anaheim, for example)
Cheese (queso asadero or cheddar or monterrey Jack or … whichever you like)
¾ cup flour … plus a bit more
2 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
Sour cream or salsa, if desired
Big toothpicks
Oil for frying

1. Roast the peppers in a broiler, turning a couple times until they’re blackened all around.
2. Put them in a covered container to cool off
3. Meanwhile, mix eggs, flour, and baking powder to make dough. (some recipes have you add spices to the dough like cumin, cilantro, etc)
4. Once the peppers are cool, rub off the charred skin
5. Slit the peppers and remove the seeds and membranes
6. Stuff the peppers with the cheese
7. Pin them closed with toothpicks
8. Dunk them in the batter then dredge them through the extra flour
9. Fry them in the oil until they’re brown all around
10. Serve with salsa and/or sour cream if you want.

If, however, you are like my folks who can’t do deep fried anything, you can also do this much simpler version, much more like jalapeño poppers.
You’ll need…

Jalapeños (or other peppers)
Cheese (any kind you like)
Sour cream or salsa

1. Slice the jalapeños in half and remove the seeds and membranes
2. Load with cheese
3. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 350
4. Serve with sour cream or salsa

Drop by Cindy's website and say hello!

1 comment: