Wednesday, October 22, 2008

White girl makes chili relleno, I think!


1. Start out with 6 eggs at room temp separate and use only the whites and beat until stiff. (Like a merigne). Set aside yolks... I'll explain later.
2. You are supposed to add a tsp. baking powder to this but I forgot when I made it.

Supposedly that's it for the batter, but I didn't see this working well and questioned whether I had the real recipe or not... family secrets.... sheesh.
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3. Take the egg yolks and beat them. Add at most 2 TBSP flour to thicken this into a batter.

4. Take the 12 large Chilis out of the roaster after slow roasting them with a special wood chip.... or open the can of roasted chilis.

5. Two options... cut off the top and remove seeds carefully or find a whole in the chili and carefully remove the seeds.

6. Take the slices of jack cheese cut in long 1/4 inch square strips and place inside the chili.

7. Dry the chilis and or flour them lightly.

8. Coat with egg white. Coat with the egg yolk mix.
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(The plate started out containing flour only but later became a place to work while I tried to get the chilis coated.

9. Put in pan with 1/4 inch vegetable oil once it's hot.
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Cook....
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mmmmm getting golden..
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These are the finished chili rellenos. Not knowing what they should look like I thought they looked great.

Now for the sauce.
You should dump most of the oil out at this point. Being careful to save the stuff thats floating around. Remember the plate with the goo on it? Hopefully you have some left on the plate grab about a tablespoon and spike the oil...

Slice up a yellow or sweet vadalia onion and fry in the oil until tender. Add some chopped up chilis.
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Dump a can of tomato sauce or two in after the onions have cooked down some.
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Simmer 5-10 minutes. Add a cup of rough chopped cilantro. (If you didn't drain off enough oil it will tend to separate off your sauce.) Find a pretty way to serve!

I plan on making this again and refining the recipe, but this is what I have so far.

Other than too much oil in the sauce, (which was easy to remove) it went pretty good and tasted yummy.

I recently tried some at La Frontera (to compare) and if I did it wrong, I am so so glad. These were like a Bizillion times better. a bizillion. I am not sure how many zeros that is... suffice it to say I think this is a great start for a white girl.

3 comments:

Trish said...

Recipe! We need the recipe!
YUM!!!
I haven't put the deep fryer away yet...hmmmmm

Trish said...

I'm totally gonna try those really soon.
Yeah..don't go by La Frontera. Theirs are gross.
The best ones I ever had were at Dos Serranos which is closed now. *pout*
The ones at Blue Iguana were decent tho. :)

Christy said...

Oh, almost forgot! You have to peal the chilis if you roast them yourself. The canned variety come roasted and peeled.

The big plunge...

Starting Weight 193.8
Week 1 194.2 - +.4
W- 2 190.2 - -4.0
W- 3 186.4 - -3.8
W- 4 186.2 - -0.2
W- 5 184.0 - -2.2
W- 6 184.5 - +0.5
W- 7 185.0 - -0.5
W- 8 183.2 - -1.8
W- 9 180.0 - -3.2
W- 10 183.2 - +3.2
W- 11 179.0 - -4.2
W- 12 177.1 - -1.9
W- 13 175.1 - -2.0
W- 14 171.6 - -3.5
W- 15 169.9 - -1.7
W- 16 168.4 - -1.5
W- 17 165.4 - -3.0
W- 18 161.9 - -3.5
W- 19 165.4 - +3.0
W- 20 163.0 - -2.4
W- 21 165.8 - +2.8
W- 22 162.0 - -3.8
W- 23 159.8 - +0.4
W- 24 158.0 - -2.7
W-k 25 156.4 - -1.6
W- 26 154.3 - -2.1
W- 27 153.9 - -0.4
W- 28 152.0 - -1.9
August 30, 2009
W- 29 149.9 - -2.1
W- 30 147.7 - -2.2
W- 31 147.1 - -0.6
W- 32 149.5 - +2.4
W- 33 151.3 - +1.8
W- 34 150.2 - -1.1
W- 35 150.8 - +0.6
W- 36 150.3 - -0.5
W- 37 149.1 - -1.2
W- 38 149.8 - +0.7
W- 39 150.1 +0.3
W- 40 156.3 +6.2
W- 41 153.3 -3.0
W- 42 152.6 -0.7
W- 43 152.6 -0.0
W- 44 150.7 -1.9
W- 45 152.4 +1.7
W- 46 153.0 +0.6
W- 47 152.3 +0.7
W- 48 150.1 -2.2

W- 49 147.5 -2.6
W- 50 146.3 -1.2
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W- 53 151.0 +2.0
W- 54 149.3 -1.7
W- 55 144.9 -4.4
W- 56 144.1 -0.8
W- 57 140.0 lbs. Goal!!!!