Sunday, August 14, 2016

Green Chile Batch 2016

How does a New Mexican spend August? preparing green chile, of course. From Whole Foods, we purchased three cases, one mild and two hot, of the wondrous pods for a total of 75 pounds. We had them roasted and then spent a few hours each night removing the charred peels under running water and chopping off the heads. When done, we vacuum sealed the pods into one-pound bags and put them in the freezer. All told, we ended up with 32 pounds of finished product which will hopefully last us the year. Gloves are necessary to avoid uncomfortable chemical burns to the skin. A respirator would have been a good idea too.

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