Hatch Chile Sandwich

I have been neglectful posting on the blog of late. It hasn’t been for lack of worthy subject matter, but rather, due to laziness and distraction with other interests.

A parcel containing 5 pounds of fresh Hatch, New Mexico chiles was delivered to our porch today. Faye had ordered them early in the spring. We have only ever seen this variety of chile pepper sold locally once, which is why we went to the trouble and expense of ordering them by mail.

Hatch chile sandwich

Hatch chile sandwich

 

The chiles arrived just when it was time to begin preparing lunch, so I put a few of the peppers under the broiler in the oven to roast for use in a sandwich. Enclosing the  peppers in a paper bag immediately after roasting causes them to sweat, loosening their skins and making them easy to peel.

Hatch chile sandwich

Hatch chile sandwich

 

While the oven was still hot from roasting the peppers I toasted the French bread.

Hatch chile sandwich

 

The toasted bread was spread with a mixture of cooked spinach, grated cheese and mayonnaise.

Hatch chile sandwich

 

Sliced sweet onions were added.

Hatch chile sandwich

 

Roasted, peeled and deseeded Hatch chiles were added.

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Hatch chile sandwich

 

I usually try to use cheese in moderation but this time I went all out, adding Swiss cheese,

Hatch chile sandwich

 

…Colby Jack,

Hatch chile sandwich

 

…Provolone,

Hatch chile sandwich

 

… and Muenster.

Hatch chile sandwich

 

On top of the cheese went the half sour pickles.

Hatch chile sandwich

 

Next was  spinach.

Hatch chile sandwich

 

Finally, iceberg lettuce.

Hatch chile sandwich

Hatch chile sandwich

Hatch chile sandwich

 

I am not capable of eating a sandwich from beginning to end without it falling apart, usually after the first few bites. Wrapping the sandwich in waxed paper helps hold it together.

Hatch chile sandwich

 

With a full stomach I proceeded to roast the rest of the Hatch chiles.

Hatch chile sandwich

 

I was glad to have help peeling and deseeding the roasted peppers.

Hatch chile sandwich

 

I saved out a few of the fresh Hatch chiles for stuffing. The roasted ones went into the freezer.

Hatch chile sandwich



 


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