Chiles Rellenos a la Huasteca: Stuffed Chiles, Huasteca Style Recipe

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Chiles Rellenos a la Huasteca: Stuffed Chiles, Huasteca Style
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  1. Prepare the chiles: Slit chiles open on one side and soak for 1 hour in water with vinegar and salt to remove some piquancy.
  2. Remove chiles from water and drain and dry them. Stuff with cheese and roll in flour to coat. Coat chiles with batter and fry over medium heat, turning once. Remove chiles and drain on paper towels. Keep hot in preheated oven.
  3. To serve, divide hot sauce among 8 serving plates. Place chiles in center of plate, on top of sauce. Serve with hot tortillas. Chiles also may be stuffed with shredded flank steak fried with onion and chiles or with mincemeat.
  4. For the sauce:
  5. Prepare the sauce: Put tomatillos in a saucepan with quartered onion, 6 garlic cloves and chiles. Cover with hot water and bring to a boil. Cook for 25 minutes over low heat. Cool and drain, reserving cooking water. In a blender or food processor, blend these ingredients, adding chopped onion and garlic cloves. Heat oil in a saucepan and fry sauce briefly. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, seasoning to taste. If sauce thickens too much, add small amount of cooking water. Keep warm.
  6. For the batter:
  7. Prepare the batter: Heat oil in a saucepan. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Season with salt. In another bowl, lightly beat egg yolks with a bit of flour. Fold into whites.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1706.88 Kcal (7146 kJ)
Calories from fat 1476.16 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 164.02g 252%
Cholesterol 292.8mg 98%
Sodium 802.06mg 33%
Potassium 747.99mg 16%
Total Carbs 43.01g 14%
Sugars 30.35g 121%
Dietary Fiber 5.21g 21%
Protein 32.29g 65%
Vitamin C 14.8mg 25%
Iron 3.1mg 17%
Calcium 710.7mg 71%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 257.26 Kcal (1077 kJ)
Calories from fat 222.48 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.72g 252%
Cholesterol 44.13mg 98%
Sodium 120.89mg 33%
Potassium 112.74mg 16%
Total Carbs 6.48g 14%
Sugars 4.57g 121%
Dietary Fiber 0.79g 21%
Protein 4.87g 65%
Vitamin C 2.2mg 25%
Iron 0.5mg 17%
Calcium 107.1mg 71%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 47
  • 49

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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