Chili Rellanos

donna feleppa


a good rellanos takes some time to make, so make sure you have extra time for this. It is really worth the efforts. I was taught this by a mexican friend of mine. mmmmmm!

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1 Hr
30 Min


chilis (i used probablanos) i used 16
flour for dusting and 3 tbl for eggs
about a lb of cheese (i used colby and jack) cut into slender sticks
eggs, separated,
cooking oil (for frying)
cotija cheese
2 can(s)
el pato tomato sauce
salt and pepper, if desired


1Pick out chilis without cracks or flaws. I like to get them all about the same size. I grab extra because some tend to rip and its difficult to use. This is the tomato sauce i get, you can pick your heat.
2Blister and char the peppers. I do this outside (it can leave your house smelling of burnt chilis) can be done under the broiler as well.
3When chard, place into a tightly sealed container or a plastic bag, twist to keep the steam inside. Let sit for approx 30 minutes.
4Skin the peppers, this can get pretty messy.
5Cut a small slit into chile. Slip the cheese through the slit gently.
6Lightly dust with flour. tap off excess
7Beat the egg whites until stiff. it actually depends on how 'eggy' you like your peppers. add about 3 Tbs. of flour about 1/2 way thru beating the whites. then fold in the yolks, one at a time. again, depends on your liking. i use about 1/2 of the yolks.
8Gently cover the pepper with the egg mixture and set into a pan with hot oil, med to med high heat. cook until slightly browned.
9Layer the peppers into a pan as they are done browning. pour the el pato sauce over the top
10Bake in 350 oven for approx 25-30 minutes
11Before eating, sprinkle the cotija cheese over and then enjoy one of the best rellanos you have prob have ever had :-). some things just taste so much better if you put some time into it!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtags: #cheesy, #spicy, #Vegitarian