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 milk 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.
For thicker crust "double-dip" (repeat dipping sequence).
For crunchy crust use buttermilk instead sweet milk in batter.
Hint: Keep one hand for "dry", the other for "wet".
From: Elena Zelayeta, Elena's Secrets of Mexican Cooking.
Posted By: Judy Howle
Flavors of the South, Recipes for "heat lovers"
Date: September 1995
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