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Chillies Rellonos Casserole

CHILIES RELLONOS CASSEROLE

8 corn tortillas (6-7inches)
1+ TBS veg oil (divided use)
1 cup finely chopped onion
¾ pound Pepper Jack cheese
2 cans (7oz each) whole green chilies drained
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro (divided use)
4 large eggs
2 TBS all-purpose flour

Pre-heat oven to 350
1. Stack tortillas and cut into ½ to 1 inch squares

2. In large frying pan (12in) heat 1 TBS veg oil, add onions and stir over medium heat until limp. (about 3 min). Add about 2 more TBS oil, turn heat on high, add tortillas squares, stir until small bits start to brown (may have to add more oil)

3. Scatter browned tortilla mixture in a 8x12 inch oval or rectangle casserole dish which is at least 2in deep.

4. Shred 2 cups cheese, sprinkle over tortilla mixture.. Cut remaining cheese in to ¼ in thick sticks

5. Stuff a stick of cheese in each drained chili, lay chilies in a single layer on top of browned tortillas. Sprinkle ½ cup fresh cilantro over chilies (remember which way you layer chilies so when serving you get an entire chili or two.

6. Separate eggs, Whip whites with mixer on high until they hold soft but distinct peaks. Set aside.

7. Mix egg yolks (used unwashed beaters) with flour, then beat on high until paler in color. Beat ½ the whites into the yolk. Then fold remaining ½ whites and the other ½ cup cilantro into mixture, DO NOT over mix, a few remaining clumps of just whites is fine. Pour mixture over chilies. Top with remaining cup of shredded cheese

8. Bake until top is golden brown and feels firm when lightly touched – 20-25 min.

Submitted by: Raidergrode on January 23, 2011, 11:47 am

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March 29, 2011, 2:42 pm:

 I love this recipe... very simple ingredients and big taste. Yummy. I'm going to use 3 cans of chilies next time. (I'm using a 9x13 pan.) - Pete

April 18, 2011, 10:43 pm:

 Great flavor...Fun and easy to make... - Monique







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