Mexican food is one of the most popular and varied in the world, with flavors ranging from spicy to sweet, and dishes that suit all tastes and occasions. If you want to enjoy a delicious family dinner in the Mexican style, we present you some options that will make your mouth water.
- 12 ounces (about 3 cups) of Monterey Jack or asadero cheese, grated
- 12 large green chiles from New Mexico, roasted and peeled
- 6 large eggs, separated
- ½ cup of all-purpose wheat flour
- ¾ teaspoon of salt
- Vegetable oil or lard for frying
- 1 cup of all-purpose wheat flour for breading
- Green Chile Sauce, heated to serve
- Stuff each chile with cheese, making sure not to overfill it.
- Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C).
- To prepare the batter, beat the egg whites in a large bowl until soft peaks form. Add the yolks, the ½ cup of flour and the salt, beating only until combined.
- Heat 4 inches of oil to 350°F (177°C) in a large and heavy skillet.
- Place 1 cup of flour on a plate. Coat the chile in flour and then dip it in the batter.
- Fry the chiles for about 4 to 5 minutes, turning them as needed until they are golden and crispy. Drain them on a baking rack.
- Transfer the chiles to an oven-safe dish or individual dishes, cover with green chile sauce and more cheese. Bake for about 3 minutes until the cheese melts.
- Serve immediately.
You can experiment with different fillings such as seasoned ground beef, shredded chicken or even seafood for a coastal version. You can also try different types of cheese to find the flavor that you like the most.
Make sure the chiles are well roasted and peeled to avoid the bitter skin. When frying, keep the oil temperature constant to prevent the chiles from absorbing too much oil and becoming greasy.
The Hatch green chile is famous for its distinctive flavor and is an essential ingredient in this recipe. The stuffed chiles can be served as a main course or as part of a Mexican buffet. They are a great way to celebrate the rich culinary culture of the state of New Mexico.
I hope you enjoy preparing and tasting these delicious stuffed chiles in the style of New Mexico. Bon appetit!