Mmm, Chiles Rellenos! They are SO GOOD. A chilaca pepper stuffed with queso blanco and dipped in whipped egg then fried. Yes, fried. My host mom cooks with a lot of oil…. I suppose you could try and bake these, but I don’t think it would work very well. To be enjoyed in moderation, I suppose =P. Oh, apologies for the horrid pictures. This was a quicky and I just wanted to capture what was happening!
Here’s how you can make these absolutely delicious fried peppers…..
Start by stuffing your pre-cooked chilaca (? I’m not sure exactly what kind of peppers they were…poblano would work great.) with “queso blanco” or a cheese or your choice. These peppers were roasted then had the skins peeled off.
Coat your peppers in flour.
Whip 4 egg whites until fairly stiff, then mix in the yolk with 2 TB flour. 4 eggs will cover about 10 peppers.
Dip the peppers in the egg-mixture.
Fry in canola, or an oil of your choice.
Enjoy with beans, salsa, in a burrito or however you like! I like mine with fresh avocado, corn tortillas, and salsa =)