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This brought back a flashback of the women cooks at Rancho de Chimayo. Their

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Posted to Thread #29437 at 2:47 pm on Feb 16, 2017

batter for chile Relleno was very airy (whipped egg whites) but THIS was the image I remember: they would take a stuffed chili, coat it with batter, lay it lengthwise in the flat palm of their hand and then SLOWLY lower their hand until it was a mere 2 inches above a vat of HOT oil. Then they would rotate their hand over and let the battered relleno gently slip (not drop!) into the hot oil.

I was simply AWED at the bravery of bare flesh that close to boiling oil. Yet these grandmotherly-looking women did it over and over and over again.

They were some of the best rellenos I've ever eaten.

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