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Football! Week 11 – Chile Rellenos Recipe

We’re a little past the halfway mark on the season and I must say I’m proud of what this series of posts has accomplished.  The Pieholes are indeed starting to get interested in football.  They even know all the team  nicknames now and have a good idea of which ones are awful.  I’ve often heard them debate merits of different teams – “No, we can’t choose Washingon.  They always lose.”   Although, they do have some strange affinity towards the Shitsburgh Steelers.  Ugh.  Foodwise, these posts have introduced me to new ways to prepare fruits/veggies.  Some of the recipes are now in the rotation here at Casa del Hedonist , like these for daikon and cauliflower.

But most of all, I’m proud of the shellacking I’ve put on the competition when it comes to predicting winners of games.  Granted, the kids still have a lot to learn about football.  And,yes, the produce is picking games by pure chance.  But let’s take a look at how I’m doing through week ten in comparison to some “experts”:

From ESPN.com. Note - Ron Jaworski doesn't pick MNF games. Who the hell knows why...

 

So in case you can’t read a spreadsheet, I have more correct picks than the guys who are in the know – meatheads who used to play the game and journalist dweebs who adored them.  The only ones I didn’t beat are a computer simulator and some aggregation of their fans.  Let me simplify this even more, using my MBA skills – I frickin RULE!

 

Chile Rellenos

This week’s victim was a poblano pepper and several of his siblings.  I went all Mexican drug cartel on them by preparing chile rellenos.  Perhaps not the healthiest of choices, but they fill you up pretty easily so you probably won’t eat more than one or two.  I got this recipe from Epicurious.

  • Eight to ten 7-inch green chiles (Anaheims, poblanos, or Big Jims)*, roasted and peeled, seeds intact, stems attached (procedure follows)
  • 3/4 pound grated mild Cheddar (about 3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • vegetable shortening for frying
  • 4 large egg yolks, beaten
  • 4 large egg whites, beaten until foamy
  • 1/4 pound grated sharp Cheddar (about 1 cup)
  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Carefully cut a lengthwise slit in each chile and stuff with some Cheddar. Combine flour, salt, and pepper and dredge chiles.
  3. In a large saucepan, heat 1/2 inch shortening to 375°F. on a deep-fat thermometer. Fold yolks into egg whites. Working with 2 chiles at a time, using a slotted spoon, dip chiles into eggs and fry, turning occasionally, until golden, no more than a couple of minutes. With a slotted spoon transfer chiles (careful — they are delicate!) to paper towels to drain.
  4. Arrange chiles on a flameproof plate and sprinkle with sharp Cheddar. Broil chiles just long enough to melt cheese and serve immediately, accompanied by salsa if desired.

To roast peppers
:

Using a long-handled fork, char peppers over an open flame or on a rack set over an electric burner, turning, until skins are blackened, 4 to 6 minutes. (Alternatively, broil peppers on rack of a broiler pan under a preheat broiler about 2 inches from heat,turning every 5 minutes, 15 to 20 minutes, or until skins are blistered and charred.) Transfer peppers to a bowl and let stand, covered, until cool enough to handle. Keeping peppers whole, peel them, starting at blossom end. Cut off tops and discard seeds and ribs.

Week 11 Picks

Really digging this Hipstamatic app...

This week’s guest picker is a huge beet I picked up at the Farmers’ market.

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I don't know everything about the world of food and wine, but I'm not going to let a small detail like that stop me from blogging about it.

2 comments on “Football! Week 11 – Chile Rellenos Recipe

  1. Veronica Corbett
    November 17, 2011

    real good content of wine here,i will bookmark this and sure will comeback to discuss avbout wine again 🙂

  2. Megan @ MegGoesNomNom
    November 18, 2011

    Mmm, chili rellenos are my favorite!

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