The simplest way to make chile rellenos is to slice the chiles, remove the seeds, and place them onto egg roll wrappers. Place filling on top of the chiles, carefully roll the relleno, and deep-fry the rolled rellenos in very hot oil.Continue Reading
Known in Mexico as chiles rellenos, this traditional Mexican dish is usually made from roasted chiles, egg batter and cheese. Most recipes for chile rellenos call for roasted poblano peppers due to their heartiness and mild spice, although any variations of the dish exist.
For a crunchy variation, substitute egg batter for wonton wrappers. Wonton wrappers give the relleno an extra-crispy texture and work well to contain the ingredients. For softer rellenos, use egg batter. Battered rellenos have a light, fluffy coating when deep fried.
Many different cheeses are appropriate for use in chile rellenos. Use cheddar for cheese that melts evenly, or use Mexican cotija cheese or creamy queso fresco for a more traditional flavor.
Some recipes call for exotic fillings, including coconut or corn and meat, like Mexican chorizo. Drizzle some prepared red or green chile sauce onto the rellenos for added depth of flavor. After frying, allow the chiles to rest on a paper towel in order to remove excess oil.Learn more about Cooking