Baked Chile Rellenos
My entire familia love chile rellenos, we grew up on them. Mami made them at least once a month and during the holiday season they made a weekly appearance for family and friends who stopped by for a visit. Filled with ground beef, pork or turkey she would carefully stuff them and give them a light fry.
I enjoy finding new ways to stuff this mighty poblano and after much thought it occurred to me why stuff it at all? Why not bake them? I decided to cover them with a silky egg mixture and top them with cheese. Bake until golden, tender and served piping hot garnished with onion and cilantro alongside a simple spinach salad. Much like a warm poblano casserole I paired with a crisp salad and served them to my familia. They went over really well with my family. They loved them and I was happy to find new plus simple way to enjoy my chile rellenos.
- 3 large poblano peppers, halved seeds and stem removed
- 8 eggs
- 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/3 cup flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 3 cups shredded cheese
- 1 cup onion, finely dice
- 1 cup cilantro, washed
- In a large mixing bowl place poblano peppers and submerge in hot water for 5 minutes until tender.
- Remove from water, drain well and dispose of water.
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 6 individual oven safe casserole dishes with non stick cooking spray.
- In same mixing bowl whisk together eggs, garlic cloves and heavy cream. Add flour, baking powder, salt, pepper and oregano and whisk until smooth.
- Place one half of poblano chile in each oven safe dish. Pour egg mixture evenly between the 6 oven safe dishes and top each with ½ cup of shredded cheese.
- Bake about 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into egg.
- Serve warm topped with onion and cilantro.
Verizon was kind enough to send me a tablet to play with in the kitchen. I have been scouring the internet for poblano recipes. There is a ton! With so many sources I find that searching my favorite blogs first give me detailed opinion on a new recipe the blogger may have tried from a magazine or online source. I am really enjoying my Verizon tablet. Small enough to fit on my cookbook stand, but powerful enough to download several new apps I want to test. I am able to stream cooking videos, plus a vibrant screen to check instagram and see what everyone is cooking in their kitchen.
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