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Picadillo Stuffed Chilies

Ingredients
  Tomato sauce/Mexican cream and chopped fresh coriander 2 Tablespoon
  Chilies 8 (Poblano / Anaheim)
  Picadillo filling 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vegetable oil 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  All purpose flour 80 Milliliter (1/3 Cup)
  Eggs 5 Large, separated (At Room Temperature)
  Cream of tartar 1⁄4 Teaspoon (1 Milliliter)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon (1 Milliliter)
Directions

1. Prepare Tomato Sauce.
2. Roast, peel, seed and devein chilies leaving stems intact and taking care not to break chilies.
3. Prepare Picadillo Filling.
4. Carefully spoon about 1/4 cup (60 mL) Filling into each chili; press chilies firmly between hands to ease out air and to close.
5. Heat oven to 250°F (120°C). Pour oil into deep, heavy, large skillet to depth of 1 inch (2.5 cm). Heat over medium heat to 365°F (185°C); adjust heat to maintain temperature.
6. Roll each chili in flour to coat lightly; pat off excess. Reserve remaining flour (about 1/4 cup or 60 mL).
7. Beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt in large mixer bowl until soft peaks form. Beat egg yolks in medium mixer bowl until thick and lemon colored; gradually beat in reserved flour until smooth. Fold 1/4 of egg whites into yolk mixture; fold in remaining egg whites until blended.
8. Fry 2 or 3 chilies at a time in oil as follows: Grasp stem; support bottom of chili with fork. Dip into batter to coat; let excess drain off. Slip chili into oil; fry, turning once, until deep gold, about 2 minutes per side. Remove with slotted spatula; drain on paper toweling. Keep warm in oven until all have been fried.
9. Reheat Tomato Sauce until hot; divide evenly among 4 deep serving plates. Top each with 2 chilies; serve immediately. (OR pass Mexican Cream, sprinkled with coriander.)

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Mexican
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Fried
Ingredient: 
Chili
Interest: 
Gourmet

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