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And what am I doing this afternoon ... it's chile season

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by ken2v, Aug 10, 2015.

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  1. ken2v

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    Looks good, Ken.

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    Now comes the fun part, stemming, peeling and seeding 30 pounds of chiles. But this year I'm using surgical gloves. Last year's batch was a capsaicin skin killer.
     
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    Do you can them?
    Are they locally grown?
     
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    Freeze.

    They're from Hatch, NM. We don't get hot enough here to do chiles. They can going inland, but no one does it like NM (although some food anthropologists/historians suggest a lot of what today's NM gets credit for is actually the doing of what today is called AZ).
     
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    What recipes do you use them in?

    I like going out back and picking one of my jalapenos to cut up in scramble eggs. The rest I freeze and use in chili and other sauces or cut up in fried potatoes.

    Something strange, I picked one this past Sunday for eggs and there was barely any heat at all.

    I am also suffering an attack of the dreaded horn worms. I just pick them off and crush them. No, not with my bare hands.

    I have jalapenos, green bells and sweet red Italians, which grow to an enormous size. I LOVE stuffed peppers.
     
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    Yeah, the jalapenos I grow vary widely in heat. They're all over the place.

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    Green sauce, which has some universal application, and chile verde (which of course is pork stew in a green sauce). And save some for tossing in whatever -- eggs, like you wrote, on sandos and burgers.
     
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    Hatch chilies are damn good. The next week or so is Hatch Chile Celebration at the HEB grocery chain.
     
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    Yummy, I can taste the Hatch chiles! My favorite time to visit New Mexico :)
     
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    I love driving up and down the RGRV and the air is just thick with char and chile.
     
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    No trip to the Qwerky for us this season. I love seeing the roasters in the parking lots of all the markets. I spend a fair amount of time in CO and the way they push their green chile stew, you'd think Hatch was in their state. lol
     
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    Oooo, I LOVE Hatch chiles! They're currently 99c/lb at one of our local grocery stores, but I want to get some that are already roasted. I cook up a big pot of vegetarian green chile and freeze it in smaller containers. Yum.
     
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    Hi Ken we do the same here every season, only we are fortunate enough to live in NM. I give you credit using surgical gloves, I just can't do it, although I agree with the pain on the hands, even worse when you rub your eyes lol.

    We have it, roasted and we peel them ourselves, put about 15-20 or so chilis in every frozen quart sized bags, so we have chili throughout the entire winter/spring months. I make chili stews, dice it up put them on eggs, cook pork chops in the chili you name it I do it.

    The best part is just smelling the chili aaahhh I wished they had a spray scent, people wouldn't understand unless they know right?
     
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