Chiles Rellenos

  • chiles rellenos12 Large Mild, green chiles w/stems
  • 1/2 Pound Jack cheese cut into long narrow, strips.

For the batter:

  • 1 Cup All purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Yellow or white cornmeal
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 2 Eggs, slightly beaten


Parch and peel chiles leaving stems on. Cut small slit below the stem, removing seeds if desired. Insert strips of Jack cheese being careful not to split chile. Prepare batter: Sift flour with baking powder and salt, then add cornmeal. Blend buttermilk and slightly beaten eggs, then combine milk mixture with dry mixture and blend together. Slightly moisten each chile with water dip in plain flour, then in batter. Allow to drain slightly and drop in deep fat which has been heated to 375 F. Fry until golden. Drain on paper towels. Keep warm on platter in 300 F. oven while completing frying and serve immediately.