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Posted by admin on December - 11 - 2013 | 14 Comments

It’s a snowy day in northern New Mexico.  If you’re looking for something delicious, simple and easy to make for dinner, I found it.  And then I made it last night.  I guess it was my unintentional meatless Monday meal.

Chile Relleno Quiche – the finished product

I ventured out of the house yesterday after hours of watching it snow, and I eventually ended up my mother’s very warm inviting kitchen, drinking coffee.  There was a new dish on her stove, a pie pan of something looking suspiciously green chile-ish.  “What’s that, and may I have it for lunch?” I asked.  “Eat it all,” she said, “your Dad and I had all we wanted earlier.”

So I dug in.  And I immediately had to have the recipe.  It’s so simple you’re going to want to make it tonight.

Green chiles and asadero cheese layered in the pan before the egg mixture is added

Layer a pie pan with roasted and peeled (or canned) green chiles.  Grate a layer of your favorite cheese over that.  Repeat the layers.  In a bowl, mix four eggs with 1/2 cup of milk and whatever seasonings you like.  I used freshly ground pepper and some garlic salt.  My mom just uses salt and pepper.

Bake at 350 for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick poked in the center comes out clean.

Serve.  This is great with potato soup, which was the other dish on my table last night.  Enjoy.  Accept the praise of your fellow diners.  Have a second helping.  And then make it again soon. . .

14 Responses so far.

  1. Ben says:

    Drinking coffee with Mom and Pop and you on a snowy day, and then to munch on chile rellenos (quiche) – it doesn’t get much better than that!

  2. Bridget says:

    Looks so tasty and so comforting during this cold weather!

  3. Yummy! This is perfect for any meal (and probably also as a snack, maybe in a grilled tortilla?).

    • Bethe says:

      I intend to make this for my wonderful husband…as soon at it cools off…today here in Florida it was 85-ish…..sounds wonderful just like you and your momma!

      • admin says:

        Well, if I can get myself to Florida before you come home to NM, I’ll make it for both of you, although I know I’ll get to eat your serving. Smooch!

  4. Cydne says:

    I made it for dinner tonight. Yummy! Luckily, we can get canned Hatch chile here (north central WA).

    • admin says:

      Thanks Cydne! Glad you enjoyed it. If you go to my New Mexico Breakfast and green chile sauce post, you’ll find a link for getting fresh chile. And Chile Monsters on Facebook ships chile overnight as well. Merry Christmas and happy chile to you!

  5. Clair Z. says:

    We are always looking for ways to use our freezer-full of green chile. Thank you for posting this recipe, we’ll be trying it soon.

    • admin says:

      Thanks Clair. If you look through the blog, you’ll see other recipes. Check out the Paula Deen funeral food post – that corn recipe is delish, and perfect for a holiday potluck.

  6. Laura says:

    Looks yum! Especially if I can control the amount of cheese. I love rellenos! Nice to see another blogger in NM writing about NM things! xLaura

  7. W Zorn says:

    Mom used to make something like this,staring at least 50 years ago recipie very similar but in the sort of cooking container more like a small meatloaf pan

  8. Maile says:

    That sounds so good! I miss NM food!

  9. Thought you might like this receipe.

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