Chilies Rellenos Recipe

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Chilies Rellenos
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  1. Drain and rinse the chilies, and cut a slit down the side of each; gently remove seeds& pith inside.
  2. Stuff each chili with a 1/2-inch square piece of cheese 1-inch shorter than the chili; slightly overlap the cut edges of the chili to hold cheese inside.
  3. Roll each chili in flour in a shallow pan to coat all over, gently shaking off excess.
  4. Beat the egg whites into soft peaks.
  5. Separately beat the yolks with 1 Tbs water plus the flour and salt until thick& creamy.
  6. Fold the beaten whites into the yolk mixture.
  7. Heat about 11/2 inch of oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  8. Dip the stuffed chilies into the fluffy batter, place them in a saucer, and slide them into the hot oil.
  9. When the bottoms are golden brown, gently turn, using a spatula and a fork, and cook other side, 3-4 minutes per side.
  10. The coating will be fluffy.
  11. Drain on paper towels.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 424.17 Kcal (1776 kJ)
Calories from fat 230.35 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.59g 39%
Cholesterol 173.21mg 58%
Sodium 1070.06mg 45%
Potassium 166.02mg 4%
Total Carbs 27.16g 9%
Sugars 0.92g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.99g 12%
Protein 21.29g 43%
Vitamin C 17.2mg 29%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 19%
Iron 2.4mg 13%
Calcium 521.1mg 52%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 307.76 Kcal (1289 kJ)
Calories from fat 167.13 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.57g 39%
Cholesterol 125.68mg 58%
Sodium 776.39mg 45%
Potassium 120.46mg 4%
Total Carbs 19.71g 9%
Sugars 0.67g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.17g 12%
Protein 15.45g 43%
Vitamin C 12.5mg 29%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 19%
Iron 1.7mg 13%
Calcium 378.1mg 52%

* 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

  • 10
  • 11

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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