All questions

What does it mean to "orast" a chile?

I am following a posole recipe, and it tells me to orast the chiles, then place them in a bowl and cover with a plate to steam for 15 minutes. What does this mean? I've googled this extensively and there is a possibility it could just be a typo for "roast." Thanks!

asked by pwinggles over 6 years ago

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

No need to email me as additional answers are added to this question.
6 answers 2529 views
Maedl
Maedl

Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.

added over 6 years ago

It's a typo for roast!

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

No need to email me as additional answers are added to this question.
pierino
pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added over 6 years ago

Definitely a typo. Roasting the chiles would be a step in making pozole.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

No need to email me as additional answers are added to this question.
Maedl
Maedl

Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.

added over 6 years ago

Sorry, I meant to add that the clue to knowing 'orast' is a typo is in the directions that follow--to steam the peppers. That loosens the skins so you can easily peel them off.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

No need to email me as additional answers are added to this question.
chef of the future 2000
added over 6 years ago

When you orast a chile you simply hold it over an open "emafl" until it's skin is blistered

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

No need to email me as additional answers are added to this question.
pierino
pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added over 6 years ago

"Orast" actually sounds like something forbidden in the Bible and illegal in most states.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

No need to email me as additional answers are added to this question.