Monday, September 12, 2005
10 hour Chiles Rellenos
In anticipation of the arrival of Rob's parents, I decided that I would attempt at making Chiles Rellenos (stuffed poblano peppers,) a traditional meal here. So after Lucas went down for his nap on Saturday morning, I got going on prepping the meal. I ended up having to recruit both mom and Rob and the recipe still took until eight o'clock at night to complete - with very little break in between! It was a comedy of errors mostly involving ardous meat shredding, copious pepper dicing, dangerous pepper grilling, de-seeding and stuffing, trying to beat egg whites without a mixer and deep frying while trying to keep them stuffed. I got out of touching any peppers due to previous disasters involving contact lenses, so poor Rob took the brunt of it. He tried everything to get rid of the stinging; lemon juice, sugar, soap, chlorine...to no avail. The battering and frying was a scary sight, but in the end the peppers were absolutely delicious and suprisingly not too spicy! For us, anyhow...Pillo woke up in the wee hours of the morning vomiting up stolen poblano pepper ends. Needless to say, we decided that we would not be cooking them again anytime soon.