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Chilé on Everything!
It is the weekend and here are some great ideas for family and friend snacks and good times! Here in New Mexico we have figured out how to eat Hatch Chilés on and in almost every type of food.
Why? Because they taste great. They are also plentiful here!
New Mexico is known for their chilés. We have developed over a hundred types of chilés in the New Mexico. We are also quite proprietary about eating the genuine Hatch Chilés and not settling for chilés grown elsewhere from inferior chilé plants.
Here is the famous and tasty Hatch Chilé at work.
Chips and dips.
The first picture is all about chips and dips! Open a bag of Hatch Chilé chips and serve them with a trio of great salsas. The Hatch Chilé Chips were purchased at Costco. The dips are a variety of fresh tomato salsa, tomatillo and green chilé salsa, and avocado dip. There are links below to the NMLady recipes. Also, in the picture is a store bought and yummy pineapple salsa.
The next picture is a nice serving of Hatch Chilé chips with melted Mexican cheeses on them. Use the shredded cheese mix that includes Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Asadero, and Queso Quesadilla cheeses. They are served with the variety of salsas to include the homemade tomato salsa, tomatillo and green chilé dip, store bought pineapple salsa, and avocado dip. Place generous amounts of cheese on the chips and microwave. The guys watching football will love this!
Green Chile Cheese French Fries
Oh yeah. These are great. Fry or oven bake your French fries and top with Mexican shredded cheeses and green chilés (from the can is fine.) The Canadians make something called Poutine where gravy is slathered on French fries. I think our New Mexico version is more savory!
Jalapeno Peanut Brittle
Yes, we put jalapeno and other chilés in sweet dishes. The chilés add a bit of piquancy that moderates the sweetness. Try it, you will be happily surprised!
Chicaronnes/ Pork Skins
It’s a guy thing, I think. Even in the Midwest the guys were the ones who ate the Pork Rinds. However, no football party would be the same without them.
St. Clair Winery Mimbres Red Wine (or just have a beer)
Or Have A pure cane sugar soda
The St. Clair Winery makes a host of fine New Mexican influenced wines. The Mimbres Red has a lovely rich complex fruity flavor. This is 1/2 wine and 1/2 soda water. My apologies to the wine purists here. Mimbres wine is delicious without soda water but I also like it as a spritzer.
There are reommended beers from the rich dark Negro Modelo to the lighter dos Equis and Corona too!
Do keep in mind the wonderful Mexican soda pops. They taste just like the sodas you remember as kids! You may have to visit your Carniceria unless your chain grocer carries them. Everyone carries them in New Mexico because they are so darn good!
More recipes and ideas for the weekend!
- Roasted Tomato Salsa
Roasted Tomato Salsa from New Mexico
- New Mexico Salsa Recipe
New Mexico Salsa
- Tomatillo Salsa
- Green Chile Cheeseburgers
Cheeseburgers with Green Chile
- Cheese Quesadillas Easy!
- Taco/Corn Chip Pie
Kids love Taco/corn Chip Pie!
- Margaritas for Everyone!
Margaritas Wine & Tequila
- Sangria Wine Recipe, Sangre de Cristo Mountains of N...
Sangria New Mexico