How to make it

  • Place tomato sauce in small sauce pan, stir in minced onion and let simmer.
  • Gently wash the chiles, remove seeds, and carefully slice lengthwise if not already "open"
  • Slip a piece of cheese into each chile, then roll in flour, shaking off excess.
  • Heat cooking oil (about 3/4" deep in nonstick skillet) on medium to barely medium high heat
  • Beat egg whites into soft peaks
  • Beat together yolks, 3 tbsp flour, water and salt.
  • Gently but thoroughly fold yolk mix into whites, to create a puffy, yellowy batter
  • Hold a chile cupped in you fingers and dip into batter
  • place on a small plate and slide gently into oil, mounding a little batter on any bare spots
  • Cook no more than 3 at a time.
  • When edges get lacey, check with fork to see if golden underneath, and turn with a spatula and a fork in a rolling motion
  • Remove to papertowel on plate when browned. Serve with tomato sauce on side to pour on as desired.

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  • nuitblanche 9 years ago
    Thanks all! After many years of making this recipe I found an ancient "Sunset" Mexican Cookbook and realised it was the source (No date on it but the photos and kitchen decor are pure 70's late 60's!) It refers to this as The Puffy Coating, giving other options for Thin and Crispy and Omelet Like. I tried all three but this is the best. Okay gotta tell this: at a Cinco De Mayo Party this was my contribution and several people thought (!) it was fish! Ay de mio! by the shape, I guess! But they asked for seconds, so who cares!
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  • krumkake 9 years ago
    I've never seen the yolks mixed into the whipped whites - gotta try this...I can imagine the crispy crust it would make - thank you for sharing this!
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    " It was excellent "
    cookinggood ate it and said...
    This looks wonderful. Bookmarked this one.
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    " It was excellent "
    mjcmcook ate it and said...
    This my 'Lucky' Day!!!!
    I have been searching for just this 'recipe' for ever so long! It is the only one that I
    have ever eaten that mixes the egg yolks into the whipped egg whites!
    Oh...So ...DELICIOUS!!!!
    I can hardly wait to make it!
    A BIG "5" FORKS !!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    yum yum i love these
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