Theresa's Chili Rellenos RecipeTheresa’s Chili Rellenos
This is a double batch recipe which makes approx 25-30 Rellenos:
-2 Large cans whole green chili’s (any brand, I use Hatch’s) I use mild, there is medium and hot, but for serving a lot I prefer to go easy on them J Also the flavor comes out more in the mild chilis (Try mild before you go hotter, you’ll be surprised)
-Brick peperjack Cheese
-Brick Sharp Colby or Chedder (Shaper the better)
-2 Pkg’s Egg Roll Wrappers (any brand would do, you will find them in the produce section) 1lb to a pkg
Refried Beans (Frijoles)
Stokes Green Chili (There are several kinds to choose from) or homemade
Shredded cheese (I use cheddar)
Cut up lettuce
Cut up tomatoes
Slice cheese into slices approx 2 inches x ½ inch thick pieces
Drain a can of green chili’s (save the juice)
Take one egg roll wrapper, center a whole chile (do not clean or wash or remove meat) on the wrapper, stuff with one each pepper jack and Colby
Fold up the bottom of wrapper first, then fold sides in and roll forward. Have a cup of water handy, dip your fingers and wet the corner just prior to sealing and then gently press relleno together and put on a plate till you have all of them done. Wetting the corner prior to pressing is necessary to holding them together. Careful not to tear the wrapper as the cheese will melt out in your deep fryer if you don’t.
Deep fry on high (approx, 350 degrees) for 2 ½ minutes only (Use a timer). My basket holds about 6 at a time. While frying I heat up the stokes with some of the chili juice in it, also heat up your refried beans and add the remaining juice in, but not enough to make them runny. I also dice up any left over chile’s and add them to the beans. YUM! Excellent for burritos for those non-relleno lovers. Shredded cheese on the frijoles (refried beans) finishes them off. Sour Cream and Guac on the side and everyone’s happy! The use of a deep fryer is a must, no other method will turn out the same.
I have been making these for 10 years and everyone loves them.
I hope you Enjoy Them!