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Title: CHILI POBLANO PIE

User: nnss

Yield: 6 servings

Categories: main dish, mexican, spicy

amount unit name
12 poblano chilies, large fresh
chihuahua cheese, cubed
1 garlic clove,large, halved
3/4 TS salt
1 1/2 C whipping cream
1/2 LB monterey jack or
1/4 x onion, sm yel, coarse chop
6 eggs
crema fresca:-----------
3 TB sour cream

Instructions:

Make the Crema Fresca ahead of time: mix Cream and Sour Cream
together. Cover and let stand at room temp. until thickened, 8 hours
or overnight. Chill until ready to use. Char the Chili Peppers over a
gas flame until blackened on all sides. Wrap them in a plastic bag
and let stand for 10 minutes to steam. Peel and core the Chilies.
Remove seeds, rinse and pat dry. Preheat oven to 350 F. Generously
Butter a 9 inch pie pan (preferably porcelain or stoneware with 2 inch
sides). Open up Chili Peppers and arrange around sides of pan skin
side down, point toward center of pan, extending about 1/2 inch above
rim. Cover bottom of pan with Chilies. Finely grate cheese with
Onion and garlic in a processor using on/off pulses, about 30
seconds. Add Eggs and Salt. Process until smooth, stopping to
scrape down the sides, about 15 seconds. Mix in the Crema Fresca
(the Mexican equivalent of creme fraiche). Pour this filling over
the Chilies. Curl the edges of the Chilies over the filling. Bake
until golden brown and a knife inserted in the center comes out
clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Cover Chili edges with fOil to prevent
burning, if necessary. Cool for 5 minutes before cutting. Serve hot
or at room temperature.

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