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Chile Rellenos

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Everyone in my house is a big fan of Mexican food. In fact my daughter could eat tacos every night if we would let her. But Mexican food isn’t just about tacos and quesadillas.  There are so many different dishes that people should try. Chile rellenos is one of them. The poblano is a mild chile pepper with delicious flavor when charred.  It’s traditionally stuffed with cheese but you can get creative and stuff it with whatever you may like.  It’s a super easy dish for any night of the week.  Give this a try and I promise you will fall in love.

Ingredients:

4 poblano chile peppers
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 jar Goya sofrito sauce
1 cup shredded aged cheddar cheese
1/2 shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2 large egg whites, plus 2 egg yolks, room temperate
1 tablespoon water
Vegetable oil, for frying
All purpose flour, for dredging

Preparation:

Char poblano chiles on top of the stove top or in broiler until blackened all around. Remove and place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrapper for 10 minutes (this will help with softening the peppers and easy to peel).

Do not rinse the peppers after removing skin. Using a knife make a slit on the side of the pepper length wise. Remove seeds and inner membrane. Repeat step with each pepper. Next add both cheeses to all of the peppers about 1/4 cup to each. Season with salt and pepper.  Take a tooth pick and close the pepper making an X. This is to secure the filling so it doesn’t leak out while frying. Dredge the poblanos in flour and set aside.

In a large bowl beat the egg whites and water with a pinch of salt until soft peaks. Next add the egg yolks and gently stir them into the egg whites. Batter is ready.

Heat about 1 1/2 inches of vegetable oil in a deep large skillet over medium to high heat.

Holding each chile by the stem gently dip them into the batter and place them in the skillet. Fry each side for about 2 minutes until golden brown. Place on to paper towel to drain.

Mean while add the sofrito to a pot and heat. Once heated add to a shallow bowl. Top with poblano chile and source cream. Serve immediate and enjoy.

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