So every now and then I love Mexican food! One of my favorite dishes is Chili Rellenos!
What could not be good about chili’s stuffed with cheese and batter fried??????
Ohh……………….Did I mention mine are beer battered this time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Starter Batter: I like to use yeast with my fried batters. I find that you get more texture to your fried items…..CRUNCH!
*Combine 1 packet of dry active yeast with 1Tbl AP flour in a bowl (you are creating a sponge)
*Add enough body temp water to create paste (water must be around your body temp, no more or less) RESPECT the fact you are working with an organism!
*Cover with plastic and let bloom (about 15-20min) mass should double
*Wash poblano and add to large bowl
*Sprinkle chili’s sparingly with canola oil and toss to coat
*Grill until blistered
*Add to bowl an cover (let steam for 10min)
*Peel skin from chili and discard, keep stem on!!
*Cut a slit on one side of pepper and remove seeds
*Queso Fresco, grated
*****I added can diced Jalapenos for more texture and spice
(you can choose whatever you would like to stuff with)
Stuffing the chili:
*Take cheese mixture and stuff into chili through slit you created
*******You do not need skewers to sew slit seams
*Stuff chili until you can fold seam over
*Let cool in cooler for 15 min
Prep fry pan:
*I used a deep cast iron pan, Cast iron has better heat distribution!
*You can use any deep pan or pot (make sure it is wide)
*Heat to 350degree
*Either peanut or canola oils are preferred
*Take your stater and add (either seltzer water or beer of your choice) about 12oz
(I used Shock Top….added a nice citrus note to batter)
******* carbonation helps batter maintain, a light textured batter with great crunch!!!!
*In a plate add about 1Cup AP flour
* Dredge Chili’s in flour coating entire chili…………….Dredging the chili helps the batter stick!!!!!!
*Add to pre heated 350 degree oil
*Fry until “GBD” Golden brown and delicious!!!!!!
In conclusion a great product!!!!!
Add you own salsa at will….they will knock your socks off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!