Ned’s Poblano Chile Rellenos

September 13, 2009 at 7:58 pm | Posted in Dinner, Travels | 7 Comments

For the longest time, Ned’s family has been visiting Hutch’s restaurant in Buffalo, NY for fantastic eats. Their primo appetizer is the Stuffed Poblano Pepper with monterrey jack, salsa verde and pico di gallo. I had it about 4 years ago and it was great! When we saw 4 decent sized fresh poblano peppers at the farmer’s market a couple of weeks ago for $1, we jumped on them! Yeah literally…they splattered all over the concrete… ๐Ÿ˜›

So finally we got around to cooking with them and Ned came up with his own version of these cheesy fried peppers! Check out the extremely flavorful recipe below!

3 poblano peppers
1 cup shredded monterrey jack cheese
2 roughly chopped tomatoes
2 crispy slices of cooked bacon (chopped)
1/2 cup chopped red onion
Salt & black pepper
Hot sauce (optional but ideal)
All-purpose flour
1 beaten egg
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro


Roast the peppers (completely blacken) on a burner (gas or red-hot electric) and keep in plastic bag to steam. When cool, remove the charred skin, being careful not to rip the pepper flesh. Cut a slit down the side of the pepper and remove seeds. Fill the peppers with the cheese, bacon, 1 chopped tomato, onion, a little hot sauce (Sriracha), and some black pepper. Cover the peppers with the flour, dip in the egg wash (the 1 beaten egg), and then dip back in the flour, coating completely. Heat the olive oil on medium-high heat in a skillet until almost smoking. Add the peppers, and fry until crispy and golden on the first side. Flip and repeat on the second side. When done, remove from the oil and drain on paper towels or a cooling rack for a couple minutes. Serve with a dollop of sour cream mixed with some hot sauce and a fresh salsa (chopped tomato, red onion, and cilantro works great).



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  1. Oh yum!! Elizabeth has been nominated for the Baltimore Sun’s best food blogs, register your vote!!!

    • Love you Joanney!! Boy is this getting me excited!

  2. I LOVE chile rellenos, and your photo certainly confirms my love for them, as I’m in drool mode times 10! Bookmarked and thanks for the ‘walking’ well wishes. Hopefully the knee cracking is nothing!

    • Ned hated that picture, but I agree! It is drool worthy! And yes the internal knee cracking is fine. mine does at several points during the day. I think its cause my quad is soooo delapidated… But I asked my PT about it a couple of weeks ago and he said it was normal!

  3. I am so excited for your Mobbie nomination! I will definitely vote for you when the time comes. And it’s funny that you just made those peppers, that ladyt (Type A) just wrote about them, apparently they’re an infrequent special at this great new Mexi restaurant in town. I will try them now that YOU recommend them! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Ooo those peppers look great! Thanks for stopping by my blog and the Baltimore welcome ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m excited to be here!

    • Hey thanks yourself! Beware of the hopkins area though! (did you hear about the samurai??) I went there for my masters in chemistry and it was a pretty good time. Much happier to be in the real world though. You are going for your PHD?

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