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Chili Rellenos


60 min

Chili Rellenos

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Do you like spicy dishes? Do you often try to add spices to any recipe you find out to make it stand out from the crowd? If so, then this recipe of chili rellenos will make a perfect addition to your cookbook!


  • anaheim chili: 8 piece
  • vegetable oil: 1 Tbsp
  • egg: 2 piece (beaten)
  • oregano: 1 tsp (dried)
  • powdered garlic: 1 Tbsp
  • dry bread crumbs: 3 cup
  • parmesan: 0.25 cup (grated)
  • hard pressed cheese: 100 g
  • flour: 0.5 cup
  • salt: 1 tsp (or to your taste)
  • black pepper: 0.5 tsp (or to your taste)
  • oil: 20 ml (for frying)

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Stages of cooking

  1. Wash chilies, rub them with vegetable oil and place on the grill.

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  2. Grill the chilies on all sides until their skin is completely blackened and blistered.

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  3. Wait a bit until the chilies cool down and remove the skin. Try to be very careful not to damage the chilies.  Cut off the stem of each chili and remove all the seeds.

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  4. Slice cheese into eight pieces of the same size.

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  5. Stuff peppers with the cheese you have just prepared.

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  6. Take a bowl, mix one egg, oregano and garlic powder in it. Take two more bowls – the one for the breadcrumbs and the one for parmesan and flour seasoned with salt and pepper.

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  7. Roll each chili in the flour first, then dip it into the egg mixture and then roll it in the breadcrumbs.

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  8. Take a shallow frying pan, heat oil on medium fire and fry the stuffed chilies.

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  9. Turn the chilies onto another side when they become light brown. As soon as all the sides of your chilies become golden and the cheese melts, you can turn off the heat and serve the chili rellenos warm! Bon appétit!   

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History of Chili Rellenos:

Chili Rellenos is a popular Mexican dish that dates back hundreds of years. It is believed to have originated in the city of Puebla, Mexico, where it became a staple dish for special occasions. Traditionally, Chili Rellenos were made by filling poblano peppers with cheese or meat, then dipping them in egg batter and frying them until crispy.

Today, chili rellenos have become a favorite in many Latin American countries, as well as in the United States. This delicious dish has been adapted and modified to suit different tastes and cooking styles. It is now considered a classic and is enjoyed by millions of people all over the world.

Tips and Tricks for Chili Rellenos Recipe:

  • When choosing chilies for this recipe, be sure to look for fresher ones. The chilies should be firm and smooth, with no signs of wrinkles, discolorations or soft spots.
  • To remove the skin of the chilies easily, you can place them in a plastic bag for a few minutes after grilling. This will steam the chilies and help loosen the skin.
  • To ensure the cheese filling melts perfectly, slice it into pieces that are of similar size.
  • If you like spicy food, you can experiment with using different types of chilies with varying spiciness. You can also add some diced jalapenos or chili flakes to the cheese filling to give it an extra kick.
  • For a slightly healthier version, you can bake the stuffed chilies in the oven instead of frying. You can also use gluten-free breadcrumbs if you are allergic to gluten.

Tips for presenting the dish:

Chili Rellenos makes a beautiful and colorful presentation when served with rice and beans, guacamole, and salsa. You can also top it with some sour cream or chopped cilantro. If you'd like to make it more festive, you can add some colorful peppers or flowers around the dish.

These stuffed chilies make a perfect dish for any Mexican-themed party or Cinco de Mayo celebration. They are hearty, spicy, and bursting with flavors that are sure to please any crowd. So, give this recipe a try and impress your friends and family with this delicious delicacy!

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