chiles rellenos

Pronunciation: [CHEE-lehs rreh-YEH-nohs]

Literally translated as "stuffed peppers," this Mexican specialty consists of cheese-stuffed mild green chiles, cloaked with an egg batter and fried until the outside is crisp and the cheese inside is melted.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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