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Dried chiles (ancho, pasilla, etc.)

Jon G Oct 8, 2011 09:52 AM

Not satisfied with the usually stale dried chile selection at Fiesta, Rancho, etc. Any other markets I can check out?

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    OnkleWillie Oct 8, 2011 08:53 PM

    Pendery's has the best selection in the metroplex.

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    1. re: OnkleWillie
      Jon G Oct 11, 2011 07:49 PM

      Nice, thanks. I head out there on a Saturday morning soon.

    2. Veggo Oct 8, 2011 10:34 AM

      Try the La Michoacana market on Belt Line, just east of Marsh.

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      1. re: Veggo
        twinwillow Oct 8, 2011 02:17 PM

        Second that suggestion.

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          Veggo Oct 11, 2011 11:05 AM

          Correction, it's about 2 miles WEST of Marsh, on the south side.

          1. re: Veggo
            Jon G Oct 11, 2011 07:43 PM

            Thanks for the rec, man -- I appreciate it. Do you recommend La Micho in general, or that particular store. I am guessing the key is high turnover for things to be fresh. I always have better luck with ancho than with pasilla, for instance, because I think folk use ancho more. I guess my real question is: Does La Micho just have dried chiles, or do they have one that are better than Fiesta, Rancho, etc?

            1. re: Jon G
              Veggo Oct 11, 2011 08:47 PM

              I have only been to that one store, and I like their chilies, they bend but don't break, and especially their chicharron delgado, that I stopped looking elsewhere. Anchos account for more than half of all chilies, and before poblanos are dried, they are my #1.

              1. re: Veggo
                Jon G Oct 11, 2011 09:19 PM

                Thanks, man. Much appreciated. And my lady and I love chicharones.

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