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Chiles Rellenos

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chili, chili rellenos, mexican chiles, rellenos
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories 80 kcal


  • 6 poblanos 6 poblanos
  • 3 eggs 3 large egg(s)
  • 0.33333333333333 cup unbleached all purpose flour 1/3 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • Oaxacan cheese equal amount of Queso Fresco & Oaxacan cheese


  1. Roast the fresh poblanos by placing it over the open flame and turning them from time to time until the outer skin is brown charred and bubbles. Place in a plastic bag and let them sweat, 10 minutes. When cool remove the outer skin by running your fingers down. Do not wash. Make a small incision and remove the inside seeds by making attention to keep the flesh as intact as possible.

  2. Fill the inside of the poblanos with the cheese.

  3. Meanwhile heat oil to the depth of 1 inch.

  4. In a large bowl, beat the egg white until they form soft peaks, but not too stiff and dry. Gradually add the salt and yolks. When they are well incorporated, lights dust one of the chiles with the flour.

  5. With a perforated spoon, or two forks, dip the chile into the beaten eggs and turn it around until it is well covered – not too thin a coating and not too thick. It is useful to have two spatulas or forks to turn the chile around.

  6. Test the oil, should be hot by not smoking, by placing a small amount of batter in the oil. When it sizzles and froth up, the oil is ready. Lower the chile in the hot oil and turn the chile around. When the batter is well set and deep golden color, turn and golden the other side.

  7. Once golden remove from the hot oil and place on a plate with double paper towel to absorb the excess oil.

Nutrition Facts
Chiles Rellenos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 34mg1%
Potassium 246mg7%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 560IU11%
Vitamin C 95.7mg116%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.