green chile and cheese pancakes

April  5, 2012
1 Ratings
  • Makes maybe 4 people
Author Notes

after my sister-in-law in New Mexico sent us 30 lbs of hatch green chiles, we had to cook them up and roast the rest asap. the 1st night we made rellanos and a version of these pancakes, which was in a co-op leaflet from New Mexico Chile people. i didn't think to check the heat level of the individual chiles and so some of them were very mild and some were quite nuclear. i've fooled around with this recipe and they are delicious with a salad or as a side with meats. if you don't like hot foods, get the mild poblano or big jim chiles, or even red bell peppers--but Hatch are our very favorite if you can get them. —msgruvn

What You'll Need
  • 1/2 cup roasted, peeled and chopped green chiles, or 1/2 c. canned
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano (or 1/2 t. dry)
  • 1 pinch kosher salt (optional)
  • 1/2 cup cheddar or colby cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon parsley, chopped (or cilantro)
  • 1/4 cup celery, chopped small
  • 1/3 cup onion, chopped small
  • 1/2 teaspoon worchestershire sauce
  1. separate egg-beat white til stiff in bowl big enough to hold everything eventually in-set aside. beat yolk in separate bowl.
  2. beat flour, salt and oregano into yolks, then the rest of ingredients
  3. fold all into the stiff eggwhites
  4. heat skillet fairly hot, oil lightly and drop 1-2 T per pancake into pan. reduce heat to finish cooking, turning once. (these look weird before cooking-not to worry)

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  • LeBec Fin
    LeBec Fin
  • BoulderGalinTokyo
  • msgruvn

4 Reviews

LeBec F. April 6, 2012
this is so very much like a recipe for John Wayne's Chiles Rellenos Casserole that mom made when I was growing up. It was baked and then topped with a tomato ranchera sauce. deLISH!!
msgruvn April 12, 2012
thanks for the idea-i'll try this as a casserole next time. it would be easier when serving a group, like maybe the next poker game...
LeBec F. April 12, 2012
well,iirc,the way you do it is to bake this mixture of your recipe for 30-45 minutes , then top with ranchera (tomato sauce w/ onions) sauce and bake another 15 minutes.
BoulderGalinTokyo April 6, 2012
Glad you got your recipe up! Looks good.