Saturday, September 26, 2009

Cooking with Gas

Last night I left work a little early to make chile rellenos for my annual Mexican/birthday Fiesta in January. If you are a Capricorn you either embrace the season and throw a sliding party or you search the cuisine of the Southern Hemisphere to find an appropriate way to pretend the weather outside is balmy. As a young girl sliding parties seemed adequate. Now tequila & tamales seems a far better way to go. But, I digress....

We finally had a hard frost a couple of nights ago necessitating the garden purge. All fruits and vegetables were picked and shuttled to our house for safekeeping. This means everything needs to be eaten, frozen, cooked.... or composted. The poblano chile crop tipped the scales at about 1/3 bushel. That's a lot of chiles!

It is also a lot of chile rellenos. I roasted, skinned,and deseeded for about three hours. The on to the actual assembling. I stuffed them with Monterrey jack cheese, dipped them in egg and then dredged them in corn meal.... for a gluten free relleno. I fried. They cooled. Then I wrapped them all between layers of plastic wrap and into the freezer. My party will be in January.... it almost makes you long for winter!

Bon Apetit!

6 comments:

Michelle said...

you mean they are going to be reheated? not fresh? uh, I don't think I can make it this year.....I must wash my hair.

SMC said...

That's okay.... you don't even eat cooked food. I was going to have a plate of carrot sticks for you.... and a tall glass of tequila.

fishnet said...

ahem.....perhaps some credit to the grower of these fine chiles?

Michelle said...

True, Mr. Grower..you are a fine, FINE gardener, and SMC, oh yes, I forgot about that.
never mind.

SMC said...

I do believe I gave the grower his due in a whole blog post...... on the bounty of his garden. Now he wants credit for the cooking too?

smith kaich jones said...

Goodness. I am impressed. Here in Texas, thank goodness there is a taqueria on every block and so there is no need to actually cook - LOL! - but! I have friends who do, just like y'all, from scratch and everything, and it just cannot be beat. Now I'm thinking a burrito for breakfast.

:) Debi