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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

who said chile?


This blog should probably be named "rellenos" since I make them so often, and what does that mean? You guessed it, I made them again. Chiles rellenos has got to be one of my most favorite things to eat and to share with others. I have been asked to make rellenos for people for years and years now and I have a few different ways I make them. Sometimes I make a fluffy egg white batter other times I do the egg wash flour routine, it all depends on my mood. It really doesnt matter much how they get cooked as much as that they get cooked and quick.



Serve them up however you want.



Since I was already knee deep in hot oil why not throw some crabcakes onto the mix. Crabcakes? Sure crabcakes, I got some crabmeat nice and cheap in chinatown so why not.



These ugly little babies have a nice gloppy dressing of red chile mayo to kick up the sweetness of the crab and they are served on a 'slaw' of broccoli and carrot. The same 'slaw' that surrounds the relleno. I say 'slaw' becasue it isnt really a true slaw as it has no dressing. I dont like the dressing that usually goes with slaw so I have mine either dry or with a splash of lime. So there you have it, two totally unrelated dishes held together with 'slaw' and chile - how do like them apples?

38 comments:

girlichef said...

Um, yeah...mouthwatering!

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

omg you had me with the relleno. Then you go and make crabcakes too? I die.

Jenn said...

Chile rellenos, yes!!! Crabcakes some slaw, yes and yes!! All I had was leftovers today. I wish I had some of those.

doggybloggy said...

girli: dont you know it!

LK: I read your comment and then you had me at relleno...amazing the power of the chile...

jenn: I wish there was some way to get you some...

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I've never had rellenos - I've got to start frying more ...

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Hey DB, great post. One of my favorite dishes is a chile relleno burrito. Yours looks delicious.

Selba said...

Wow... I want to try the chile rellenos!

Donna-FFW said...

Thought you said I was the only one allowed to call you DB?

Unrelated foods are my favorite.

doggybloggy said...

tw: fry baby fry....

tcc: a relleno burrito huh...talk about a double whammy

selba: definitely....you need to try rellenos

donna: I guess I am an infidel...

5 Star Foodie said...

Love the chile rellenos, love the crabcakes and love the slaw! I'm now hungry again and I just had dinner.

Sara said...

I've never made chile rellenos, but I always order them at restaurants. This looks amazing.

Reeni♥ said...

I'm a Chiles rellenos virgin! I'm ashamed. I NEED to make myself some ASAP. And your crabcakes are anything but ugly, so golden-brown-crispy and soft-tender on the inside, perfect!

Chef Fresco said...

Yum! I am definitely going to try this!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I adore chile rellenos but never had the courage to make them. Yours looks fantastic. and crabcakes too?

ARUNA said...

oh awesome......mouth-watering!!!

Pam said...

Chile rellanos and crabcakes are two of my favorite dishes - you have no idea how much my mouth is watering right now.

doggybloggy said...

5 star: now you know how I feel when I look at your blog...

sara: I rarely order them because I dont want to be disappointed...

reeni: sweetness from reeni - and YES get on the relleno bandwagon...

fresco: it should be on the top of your list

linda: no biggie really - roast some chiles, peel, stuff and cook - I have even baked them with great results...

aruna: hard to not eat more than two...

pam: I have one left I think I might have it as a brunch today

Nithya said...

Chile rellanos looks yummy.. :)

snugs said...

beautiful!

Marta said...

Hahaha you're a posting machine! Are you at 1000 yet? I like your cheating ways, plsu guest-posters are a nice way to get a breather yourself and throw in an extra layer of variety!
These rellenos look lovely, I recently discovered them through some Mexican friends and I find them quite pleasant and comforting. Have you ever tried baking them? or BBQing them?

Grace said...

i looooove rellenos. sadly, i have to limit my intake of them to eating out since i have an irrational fear of hot oil. :)

Heff said...

That chile looks AWESOME !! I'm gonna have to put Donna on that !!!

Bina said...

I would love to try some of those! I've never had them before.

urban vegan said...

These are gorgeous photos! Love the close ups.

Just telling it like it is said...

Ooohh how much to I love crab cakes and chiles

teresa said...

Fantastic! I love that you just threw crabcakes together while you were at it. They both look delicious!

Leela said...

Man ...
How could I get hungry again 10 minutes after a big lunch? Can never no to these two dishes.

I've never made chile rellenos, though. It seems like such a big production. Tell me my fear is irrational.

Leela said...

Correction: Can never SAY no ... oops.

duodishes said...

OK, so it is official that you and yours in the doggybloggy household eat like kings!

buffalodick said...

Rellenos... sounds great right now!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Great minds think alike - posted chile rellenos on the same day! Imagine! Love those crab cakes too!

Dawn said...

first Jenn now you. it's chile rellenos fever!

Pooja said...

Awesome! Love the combo of crab cakes, chili mayo and slaw. Unusual but perfect combo!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love chile rellenos! They're soooo good!

carrie said...

i like to make slaw using plain yogurt, some lemon juice or vinegar? and a tiny bit of sugar. ? i think it's good.

The Cooking Photographer said...

Rellenos are one of my top fav foods. I want one or five now...

That top shot is totally fun!

Kevin said...

Those rhiles rellenos look really tasty!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Did you say chile mayo mmm irresistable and the chiles with egg batter is so provoking!!!

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