Chile Rellenos

chile rellenos

One more Hatch Chile recipe before they disappear until next session.

Chile Rellenos is the most fabulous thing to make with Hatch Chiles. There’s tons of cheese in it, so what’s not to love!  You’ll want to roast your Hatch Chiles first, then the fun begins. Make a slit and remove the seeds… or leave them in for heat like we did. Then stuff them, carefully, with cheese and close them up securely with toothpicks. I like to use shredded cheese as it seems to melt faster.

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Next you’ll whip up your batter, dredge the chiles in it, and fry them up! (Remember to remove those toothpicks before you serve them!)

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After just about 6-8 minutes, you get this:

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Make sure to top it off with Hatch Chile Salsa Ranchera.

Chiles Rellenos

6 servings

Chiles Rellenos


  • 12 Hatch Chiles, roasted, peeled and left whole
  • 1 lb shredded jack cheese
  • 4 eggs, chilled and separated
  • 4 Tbs flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • Hatch Salsa Ranchera, for serving


  1. Slit the chiles lengthwise and remove the seeds.
  2. Stuff with the cheese, using toothpicks to hold the chiles closed.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
  4. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, and the yolks and mix until well blended.
  5. Heat the oil to 350° in a large deep skillet over medium heat.
  6. Working in batches, dip the stuffed chiles into the batter and fry, turning once, until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side.
  7. Drain on paper towels.
  8. Serve with Hatch Salsa Ranchera


from Melissa's Hatch Chile Cookbook

Hatch Chiles courtesy of Melissa’s Produce.

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  • Reply
    Nan a.k.a Granny Fabulosa
    October 7, 2014 at 1:04 am

    Yum! My favorite! I can’t wait to try making these myself. Thanks for sharing!

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    October 7, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Yum, these look delicious! This would be a great way to use the peppers in my garden! 🙂

    • Reply
      Farm to Table
      October 8, 2014 at 1:47 pm

      Absolutely! If you try it with something other then a Hatch, let me know how it goes!

  • Reply
    October 7, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    These would be a huge hit in my family! Thank you for the step-by-step instructions, I am going to have to fix these for my husband and son soon.

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      Farm to Table
      October 8, 2014 at 1:45 pm

      They are actually fun to make. Your son might enjoy stuffing the cheese inside, depending on his age. Let me know if you make them!

  • Reply
    October 13, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    This looks wonderful!! Thanks for linking up with “Try a new Recipe Tuesday.” Hope you can join us again this week.

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