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Oct 9, 2009 08:24 AM

Green Chiles

I went to Santa Fe New Mexico on vacation in June. Just about every restaurant has green chiles on there menu. I had burgers with green chiles, eggs with green chiles, it was fantastic. Now I am home in south Florida and I have tried a few canned green chiles. Not up to par. What is the best canned green chiles in your opinion?

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  1. IMO, you're just outta luck. Just my opinion. Search the boards here for ideas. There are quite a few threads on green chile.I lived in abq and Den for a few years each. My solution would be to roast your own, and create a green chile sauce that suits your taste, but I'm a proactive cook.

    1. I'm in Bradenton FL and I haven't found any type of NM Hatch chilies available in the greater area. I have likewise had ho-hum experiences with canned Goya, Herdez, and La Costena chilies. For a sauce or topping I sautee a combo of fresh anaheims, cubanelles, and poblanos, plus a sweet yellow and red bell, and a couple jalapenos. It makes a tasty and colorful pepper medley. Hard core Hatch fans will air freight them in (and this is their season). I lived 8 years in Denver and also had a home near NM, and got pretty spoiled by the genuine article.
      But we have stone crabs next week, and they don't!

      1. No canned will product will replicate what you had in NM. You can order frozen, roasted green chile from various sources, e.g. I have ordered other products from this site with good success, have not tried their green chile but it looks good.

        1. What you are looking for is Hatch green chilies, no other has their flavor. Unfortunately I've never seen them in cans but they can be ordered online frozen, which I'm thinking of doing as I've tried many chile combos with no luck, sometimes good just isn't good enough! Anyhow if you do order I'd love to hear what your experience is.

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          1. re: just_M

            actually the site I mentioned above does have them in cans too, but I kind of doubt they are anywhere near as good as the frozen

          2. Grow your own! I grow a variety of Chili's in pots on my patio. I live in a cold climate, so movable pots are the only way I can get them to get enough sun. You are in problem!