It’s Hatch Chile Season!

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you may be aware that I moved this weekend.  If you missed that I moved this weekend, do yourself a favor and check out the sneaky instagram photo of my hot mover. You’re welcome.  My kitchen gear is still in boxes for the most part, but I wanted to take this opportunity to share some recipes appropriate to the Hatch Chile season. If you brought home a haul of fresh or roasted Hatch peppers, good on you.  If you haven’t scored some yet – hurry out to your local grocer, because their season is wrapping up.

Last year I shared this recipe for Hatch Mac and Cheese. It is no joke. If you’re single, make this for a suitor and you won’t be single for long. If you’re wed, make this for your spouse and they’ll remember why they fell in love with you in the first place. Seriously – it’s spicy and creamy and smokey and cheesy.  I think it might even be good for the complexion when applied topically. (Totally kidding. Don’t rub spicy mac and cheese on yourself and then come crying to me when that doesn’t work out well for you).

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My friend Kate of Elefantitas Alegres just shared a Hatch chile recipe round up on her blog.  It would appear that she has served her family something Hatch related at every meal for a week straight.  Kind of makes me want to move to Dallas and offer up my au pair services. I would gladly work for hatch and the opportunity to squeeze and love on her sweet little one, L.

PS Freckled Citizen: Hope you’re pleased with my New Mexico’d spelling of Chile. 😉


Posted in Main Dishes, Recipes, Sides, Vegetarian

10 Responses

  1. I looooove hatch chiles + frantically try to get my paws on them when they’re in season. Off to check out the round-up!

    • elizabeth says:

      Amy – do you have a hard time finding them in Nashville? If I knew how to ship things on ice I would gladly send you some. Fresh ones wouldn’t need to chilled, so if you get hard up I could send you some of those.

  2. Neven Jones says:

    Looks delicious, i love Hatch chiles. I’m pretty sure if I made this for my husband I could get him to hang my big heavy mirror that has been sitting on the floor for months….

  3. Kate says:

    Your au pair services are ALWAYS welcome in the Big D… Even better, just your Fun Visit services!

    {Hatch 4-Eva}

  4. Lilly says:

    That is a fantastic recipe! I made it last night for dinner (I went a little crazy and bought a whole box of Hatch Chile’s at the market) last night. WOW. Fantastic.

    I can’t wait to make it again. Thanks for the recipe!

    • elizabeth says:

      Lilly, I’m so pleased to hear you liked it! I always love hearing from people who have tried a recipe at home.

  5. Meghan says:

    After hearing all about hatches from Kate, I found my way over here. I must try the mac and cheese! However, I’ve never cooked with Velveeta before, I feel guilty cheating on my beloved Tillamook! Decisions, decisions.

    • elizabeth says:

      Meghan, I was a snob about velveeta for a long time too. I tried dozens of mac and cheese recipes over the years, and I find that velveeta melts the nicest without getting oily or runny. If you’re averse to the idea, try going halvsies with a more respectable cheese 😉

  6. Carrie Roth says:

    Thanks for sharing this. I will add it to the list of things to make with the 25lbs of Hatch Chilies I am roasting this weekend. I will be freezing them for use all year, or at least the next couple of weeks :)

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