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Chiles Rellenos (Stuffed Peppers) Recipe

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Literally a 15-minute winter dish if you’ve already frozen some peppers and canned some salsa.  A Cast Iron standard, great appetizer or side dish.  Healthier and better than the deep-fried version.

Anaheim peppers are always particularly prolific for us.  I prepared these for the freezer by cutting them in half, removing the stems and seeds, and blanching them in boiling water for no more than 30 seconds.  Then I froze them in ziplock bags.  They freeze wonderfully and our guests really appreciated a fresh-tasting pepper in the middle of winter.  I usually also freeze some peppers already chopped up, this way they take less space in the freezer and are ready to throw into whatever I’m cooking.

Ingredients

  • 6-10 Anaheim peppers, cut in half and seeded.  Ours were blanched and frozen last summer.
  • Small jar of salsa.  Ours was canned last summer but store bought or fresh made will also work.
  • 1 can of any kind of beans.  I’ve used white, black, or garbanzos.
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese.

Mix salsa, beans and cheese.  Spoon into the center of the peppers.  Bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and peppers are heated through.

– Katie

Source: http://castironidaho.com/2011/03/14/chiles-rellenos-stuffed-peppers/

 

 

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Posted by on March 23, 2011 in Cheese, Deep-Fried, Spicy, Vegetables

 

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Betty’s Deep-Fried Potato Wedges Recipe

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In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Deep-Fried Potato Wedges. These are Russett potatoes that are boiled in water and chilled overnight, and then cut into wedges for deep-frying.

Ingredients (makes 30 potato wedges):

5 medium-sized potatoes, unpeeled (I used Russett potatoes.)
salted water for boiling potatoes
peanut oil for frying potatoes
sea salt, to taste

In a large pot, place unpeeled potatoes in water that has been salted with 1 teaspoon of salt (or to taste). Bring to a boil and boil for about 25 minutes, or until tender, but not mushy, when tested with a fork. Drain, and cool to room temperature. Place in the refrigerator and chill overnight. To prepare the potatoes, cut each one in half lengthwise. Putting the flat side against the cutting board, slice each potato-half into three equal wedges, for a total of thirty wedges. Heat peanut oil to 350 degrees (F). Carefully place potato wedges into hot oil, in batches. The potato wedges will become brown and crisp very quickly, and they are already cooked in the center. Remove the browned potato wedges to a platter that is covered with paper toweling to drain. When drained, place the Deep-Fried Potato Wedges on a nice serving plate and serve immediately with ketchup. These are great with hamburgers, hot dogs, steaks, really just about anything! Enjoy!!! –Betty 

 

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