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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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  1. Veggo RE: Jon G Oct 8, 2011 10:34 AM

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

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      twinwillow RE: Veggo Oct 8, 2011 02:17 PM

      Second that suggestion.

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        Veggo RE: Veggo Oct 11, 2011 11:05 AM

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

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          Jon G RE: Veggo 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?

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            Veggo RE: Jon G 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.

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              Jon G RE: Veggo Oct 11, 2011 09:19 PM

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

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        OnkleWillie RE: Jon G Oct 8, 2011 08:53 PM

        Pendery's has the best selection in the metroplex.

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          Jon G RE: OnkleWillie Oct 11, 2011 07:49 PM

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

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