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Prep Your Hatch Chiles For Greatness

Author Albertsons Market | July 21, 2020

Now that you're hooked on the fiery flavor of Hatch Chiles, it's time to learn how to pick, roast and prep them for greatness.

We've got everything you need to know and step-by-step instructions about picking, roasting and prepping your Hatch Chile peppers. Let's get started!

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ARE YOUR CHILES...

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icon_fire  Feeling Dense?

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  IF YOU OPTED FOR AN OVEN     OR BROILER METHOD...

Toss those green beauties on a cookie sheet and place them in a hot oven or broiler for 6 to 8 minutes, or until the skin blisters away from the flesh of the chile.

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  IF YOU'RE ROLLING WITH A     RANGE-TOP METHOD

Cover a gas or electric burner with a layer of heavy wire mesh and place chiles on top, removing one the skin looks blistered and delicious.

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  IF YOU'RE OPEN TO AN   OUTDOOR GRILLING METHOD...

Place chiles on a charcoal or gas grill for 5 to 6 minutes, about an inch above the main heat source. When the skin is blistered and crackling, your work is done.

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 IF YOU'RE COMMITTED TO THE   COMAL METHOD...

Are you a Hatch Chile purist? No problem. Place several chiles on a hot comal, turning them as they reach their blackened destiny. 

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HUNGRY FOR A HANDS-FREE METHOD?

We'll roast em for you in-store. It's completely free (and even more fun).

 

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1.   Using tongs, place roasted chiles in a plastic bag and seal.

2.   Let sit for 10 minutes, or until cool.

3.   Carefully remove the peppers from the bag and run under cool water. The skins will easily peel off.

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HAVE TOO MANY CHILES? THERE'S NO SUCH THING. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT FREEZING YOUR CHILES.

 

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Your Hatch Chiles are picked, roasted and prepped, so it's time to start cooking!

You can't go wrong with Hatch Chiles! Try them in this Hatch Chicken Alfredo recipe or even in this refreshing Spicy Hatch Watermelon Salad.

Click here to view all of our irresistible Hatch Chile recipes and get more Hatch inspiration on our Pinterest board!

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Looking to learn more about Hatch Chiles? We have everything you need to know about summer's favorite pepper including more recipes and tips on how to hack Hatch Chile season.

Shop online for your ingredients or plan a trip to your local Albertsons Market.

Topics: Hatch Chile Season

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