April 13, 2011

That time we ate chiles rellenos...

... thinking it's the special...

14 comments:

edutcher said...

GERD has sidelined our interest in anything with the word chile in it.

If you guys can enjoy it, more power to you.

Don said...

hey remember that time...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05MRbZvzFsw

Julius said...

Looks like a sad and less-cheap version of Rubios, born in a land devoid of brown-skinned border-hoppers, far away from Baja.

What's the Mar in Marimar? Lake Mendota?

wordsmith2 said...

Good luck finding superb chiles rellenos in Madison, unless you cook them yourselves. You might have some success at Abuelos or La Hacienda.

Tommy said...

I live in Dallas so finding a good chile relleno is a fairly simple thing. After an evening in Savannah Ga that involved a discussion of how you can have a chile relleno without an actual chile, I now don't bother looking for one outside of the Texas/New Mexico/Arizona area.

They are fairly simple to make, the difficult part being getting a decent pepper. My wife has plans for us to move back to Wisconsin, if you can't grow a decent poblano, I'd like to know before we get too far down that path.

Albatross said...

People somewhere, somehow make chiles rellenos without chiles? What the hell?

That sets my South Texas mind awhirl.

That's like making spaghetti sans pasta.

SteveR said...

I live in Las Cruces, New Mexico so I have a certain expectation about chile in general and chile rellenos specifically.

Also prefer potatoes (papitas) to rice.

kinlop said...

Good chili rellenos are hard to find at restaurants in Virginia.

Mediocre chile rellenos are the norm, and are an insult to the dish, which is sublime when done well.

Happily, the chile rellenos at the Buenos Nachos Mexican Grill in Kilmarnock VA are transcendant.

Surfed said...

One word: Datil. Which is also the last word in peppers. Only found in St. Augustine, Fl.

tree hugging sister said...

Any of our Mexican adventures in coastal NC and here in Pensacola inevitably have a "Gack!" attached to the immediate aftermath. After 12 years in SoCal and a plethora of marvelous, hole-in-the-wall places making chile rellenos to DIE for, my addiction is in crazed mode for lack of being sated even once since '93.

I had such "looking at dirty pictures" hopes for this post...

wordsmith2 said...

Tommy, if you're moving to the Madison area, there are grocery stores that sell poblanos (even Miller's, the small-town store in Verona, where I shop). You might be able to grow them yourself, but to get any size you'll need to start early and have a hothouse cover for the early and late part of the season.

Tosa said...

Madison needs more diversity in its business-owning class in order to have better ethnic restaurants. Come to Milwaukee's Near South Side if you want excellent Mexican.

MadisonMan said...

Agree with wordsmith2. I have peppers growing under lights at home now. They'll do just fine when I put them out in mid-May. You can also buy all sorts of pepper plants at the various Farmers' Markets (or peppers at the later ones).

Sometimes if the summers are too cold/wet the production isn't there, but that's not too common.

DADvocate said...

LOVE chiles rellenos. Yum.