Review for Killer Chiles Rellenos - Mexican Recipe
August 10, 2010
I love chiles rellenos. So I wanted to make them for a group of my girlfriends. I got on line, read and watched this recipe in the making. Then, I went and bought my peppers, etc. OMG! I put together my filling the day before. I like more then just cheese in them, like meat, raisins, pecans, corn, onions...yummy. The morning of the dinner party, I decide to see how the charring of the peppers would go, how long it took, how easy it was to take off the skin. The charring when ok, then the steaming, then the skin. The skin is very difficult to get totally off. Now I see why so many restuarants serve the peppers with the skin on. Seeding them without rinsing them, was impossible. So I rinsed. Then I realized this was going to take and hour or more to prepare the peppers, so I got busy immediately. The peppers, of course, want to fall apart throughout the ordeal. The stuffing with toothpicks is a challenge because your peppers are so soft that the pepper keeps wanting to tear. Finally got them stuffed. Got dressed. I had set the table, etc. the day before. Wine was chilling. Made the sauce but did not want to soak the rellenos in it after it was crispy after frying in batter. So I thickened up the sauce, added a little sour cream and use it as a sauce over the fried rellenos. No soggy rellenos here. It was a hit, because I spent the better part of a day, plus the filling the day before, on cooking. Be prepare to modify, and do put more in your rellenos then just cheese, start early and don't soak your rellenos in watery sauce after frying. Not yummy. I thought this video was very unrealistic.