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If you haven't stocked up on your Hatch supply, get it before they are gone!

LarstheRed

Travel Squad
5 Year Member
It's Hatch season, and I've got 2 bushels roasted, cleaned and in the freezer! I'll admit it, I am addicted to the amazing flavor of Hatch. I have learned a valuable lesson though. While digging through my freezer to clear space for my new crop, I came across a chunk of Ham I'd forgotten about. It may have had a bit of burn, but no worries, I could always go the route of Ham Salad. Then, a revelation! Hatch Ham Salad! So I ground the Ham, added a huge pile of Hatch...then added a few more, mixed it all with some other ingredients, and I had lunch and dinner on it the next 2 days. It was about the middle of the second afternoon that the lava started to flow, and after another full day to purge, I realized and now fully accept that there is such a thing as too many Hatch Chiles.
 

Prairie Sage

Red Shirt
5 Year Member
Visited Sante Fe a few years ago. The best breakfast I have ever eaten was at a place called the Pantry. Breakfast Burrito with chorizo, green chili, and the fried potatoes. My wife liked the burrito "Christmas" with both the red and green chili, but why mess with the green? The Hatch chili is truly a wonder.
 

goodnterribles

Regulators! Let's mount up.
5 Year Member
Aren't the red and the green the same chili? I thought the red ones were hatch chiles but they were ripened a little more and then dried?
 

Prairie Sage

Red Shirt
5 Year Member
Aren't the red and the green the same chili? I thought the red ones were hatch chiles but they were ripened a little more and then dried?
My bad, it's actually chile. Yes the reds are the same pepper but to me, the red has an earthier flavor than the green.
 

LarstheRed

Travel Squad
5 Year Member
My bad, it's actually chile. Yes the reds are the same pepper but to me, the red has an earthier flavor than the green.
There is an almost fruity smell when they are fully ripened and dried. It’s a whole new experience. Hatch are awesome in everything...except oatmeal, that they do fail in.
 
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