Chiles Rellenos

Chiles Rellenos

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Jane Garner


This recipe is for 6 chile rellenos.


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30 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 1 medium
    onion, minced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 2 c
    tomatoes, fresh or canned; sieved or blended
  • 4 c
    chicken stock
  • 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    oregano, fresh
  • 1 large
    can of las palmas toasted and peeled chili peppers
  • 1/2 lb
    block of monterey jack cheese
  • 3 large
    eggs, separated
  • 3 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3 c
    canola oil

How to Make Chiles Rellenos


  1. SAUCE: Fry minced onion and garlic lightly until tender. Add tomatoes and chicken stock. Bring to boil and season with salt and pepper. Add oregano, rubbed between palms of hands. Boil 1-2 minutes and set aside.
  2. RELLENOS: Cut Monterey Jack cheese into 1"x4"x 1/4" strips with a point at one end. Place cheese into chiles. Place 1 c. flour on a flat plate and roll each chile in flour. Place on dry plate.
  3. BATTER: Allow 1 egg for each 2 chilis. Separate whites and yolks. Beat egg whites until stiff. Set aside. Beat egg yolks till well-combined. Add flour (1 Tbsp per 2 rellenos) to egg yolks, mix well. Then gently fold yolks and flour into egg whites. Set aside.
  4. PREPPING/COOKING: Heat oil to moderately hot. Roll stuffed and floured chilis into the batter one at a time. Pick up each with a large spoon, transfer to a saucer, then slide from saucer into hot oil in frying pan. Baste with hot oil until golden brown on each side. Work quickly. Drain them on paper towels and let stand. Don't worry if the nice puffy coating deflates. It will puff up when heated in the thin sauce.
  5. SERVING: Heat sauce to boiling, place chiles into sauce for 3-4 minutes. To serve, place 1/2 cup of sauce on plate under relleno, then cover with 3-4 tablespoons of remaining sauce. Serve with rice, refried beans, and small salad.

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About Chiles Rellenos

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Mexican

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