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Evil-g
08-11-2015, 11:12 PM
I'm getting they are pretty special and would like to know more.

landarc
08-11-2015, 11:20 PM
They are green, longish, come in a variety of heats.

landarc
08-11-2015, 11:23 PM
Oh, and they have a wonderful flavor, not what I would call complex, but, very clean, very distinctive of chile peppers, with a mid-late hit of heat, the mild ones are almost too mild. Medium and hot have a heat that rolls up after you've chewed a bit, allowing the floral and vegetal flavors in chile to develop. The flavor is also, perhaps stronger, I guess is how I would describe it. Consistently, they taste great.

mikemci
08-11-2015, 11:25 PM
I've had them. but don't get what all the hoopla's about. They taste like Poblanos to me.

pjtexas1
08-11-2015, 11:57 PM
I've had them. but don't get what all the hoopla's about. They taste like Poblanos to me.

Are they expensive? Sometimes people get caught up thinking if it's pricey it has to be good.

FrkYrPrk
08-12-2015, 12:53 AM
Hatch is a small farming town in southern New Mexico. They grow and export a lot of chile. So do other small towns up and down the Rio Grande.

This link will give you an idea of the different varieties:

http://www.chilepepperinstitute.org/

Depending on the specie, and the weather during the growing season, some fruit is hotter than others.

It's a staple at my house, we probably buy two or three 30 lb sacks a year. I was paying ~$30 per sack roasted last year, we'll see what prices are here soon. Last year I bought chile grown in Lemitar, NM from the stand down the street. It was a little too hot for my wife...

ssv3
08-12-2015, 01:31 AM
Hatch! Git you some. They're the sh*t. No hype.

Evil-g
08-12-2015, 07:38 AM
Hatch is a small farming town in southern New Mexico. They grow and export a lot of chile. So do other small towns up and down the Rio Grande.

This link will give you an idea of the different varieties:

http://www.chilepepperinstitute.org/

Depending on the specie, and the weather during the growing season, some fruit is hotter than others.

It's a staple at my house, we probably buy two or three 30 lb sacks a year. I was paying ~$30 per sack roasted last year, we'll see what prices are here soon. Last year I bought chile grown in Lemitar, NM from the stand down the street. It was a little too hot for my wife...
Thanks FrkYrPrk, ill check that link.

Bigdog
08-12-2015, 07:46 AM
Hatch is a small farming town in southern New Mexico. They grow and export a lot of chile. So do other small towns up and down the Rio Grande.

This link will give you an idea of the different varieties:

http://www.chilepepperinstitute.org/

Depending on the specie, and the weather during the growing season, some fruit is hotter than others.

It's a staple at my house, we probably buy two or three 30 lb sacks a year. I was paying ~$30 per sack roasted last year, we'll see what prices are here soon. Last year I bought chile grown in Lemitar, NM from the stand down the street. It was a little too hot for my wife...

Where do you buy your chilies? I always get mine at Wagners when I'm in town.

16Adams
08-12-2015, 09:18 AM
I try to buy Youn Guns farm chile

https://www.younggunsproduce.com/hatch-green-chile

deepsouth
08-12-2015, 09:24 AM
I try to buy Youn Guns farm chile

https://www.younggunsproduce.com/hatch-green-chile


$16/LB? :shock:

16Adams
08-12-2015, 09:27 AM
$16/LB? :shock:

I paid 15.88 for a case that weighed 28# yesterday

Fwismoker
08-12-2015, 09:37 AM
They grow in a Valley....guess the name of the valley! :wink:

16Adams
08-12-2015, 09:39 AM
They grow in a Valley....guess the name of the valley! :wink:

I'm guessing you didn't click the link??

https://www.younggunsproduce.com/hatch-green-chile

deepsouth
08-12-2015, 10:11 AM
I paid 15.88 for a case that weighed 28# yesterday


:thumb:


That's much better! I wish I could find a case around here. I'm going to look this weekend. We only have one store that gets hatch chili peppers though.

Fwismoker
08-12-2015, 10:15 AM
I'm guessing you didn't click the link??

https://www.younggunsproduce.com/hatch-green-chile

Nope I didn't ....they're still grown in what's known in Hatch Valley are they not?

FrkYrPrk
08-12-2015, 10:16 AM
They grow in a Valley....guess the name of the valley! :wink:
Too easy.. Mesilla

pjtexas1
08-12-2015, 10:23 AM
They grow in a Valley....guess the name of the valley! :wink:

Thought it was a village???

Fwismoker
08-12-2015, 10:25 AM
Too easy.. Mesilla I know ...tough one right! :laugh:

Fwismoker
08-12-2015, 10:26 AM
Thought it was a village??? Technically a really big garden pj. :becky:

I'm sure you know this already but Hatch is a village in a valley.

http://hatchvalleychilepeppers.com/

This is informative.

http://www.hatchvalleygreenchile.com/#!about/c1d72

Ag76
08-12-2015, 10:29 AM
Do you guys buy them by the 1 lb package already roasted and diced? If so, $125.00 for 8 lbs seems high to me?

cowgirl
08-12-2015, 10:40 AM
I paid 15.88 for a case that weighed 28# yesterday

That's about what they run in the stores here.

Found this online source if anyone is interested. Says free shipping for fresh chiles. (the 5lb box) I am not familiar with this company, I buy mine locally.

https://www.hatch-green-chile.com/

Meatguyver
08-12-2015, 11:07 AM
Oh lemme tell you about them Hatch...they look like an anaheim chili, but with much more magical tastyness, some can be mild and others like satan's breath. Get the hot ones!

scotts1919
08-12-2015, 11:37 AM
what are some good things to do/make if you get a crop of them?

landarc
08-12-2015, 11:51 AM
Oh gawd no, I don't buy the pre-roasted and packaged stuff, it is far too pricey. Especially since I have a Weber and some lump, I see no reason not to buy the raw peppers, roast them myself and package them up. A vacuum packer makes for a better storage solution, but, I have used Ziploc bags for years.

It's super easy, get the kettle or other cooker up to temperature, lump really works best. Once it is going fully lit (think steak hot) then put the peppers on and roast until the skin chars. Then place in paper bags or plastic containers to let the peppers sweat. I prefer to package and freeze with the charred skins in place.

Evil-g
08-12-2015, 11:53 AM
I try to buy Youn Guns farm chile

https://www.younggunsproduce.com/hatch-green-chile
Thanks.

16Adams
08-12-2015, 11:59 AM
12 quarts Smoked then roasted Hatch GC in zip lock bags. These were mild, though some tender palates may classify as medium hot. Paid 15.88 for the 30# Young Guns Produce case ( which my scales measured at 28# including box).

Someone asked what can you do with them?? I don't like them in cold breakfast cereal.

Any other dish, 24/7 is fair game

Ron_L
08-12-2015, 12:13 PM
I'm hoping some show up locally. I just can't justify the cost of ordering online.

16Adams
08-12-2015, 12:22 PM
I'm hoping some show up locally. I just can't justify the cost of ordering online.

Ron L- check cowgirls thread with "free shipping" in title. There is also a review of the company by a Bretheren in the thread.

You'll be glad you did!!

SmokerKing
08-12-2015, 12:23 PM
I roast up 10-20 lbs a year. I usually get them at the store but I'm headed to Las Cruces / Mesilla Valley in a week or two. Think I'll just pick some up fresh.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/12/68485922.jpg

Evil-g
08-12-2015, 01:27 PM
I guess ill bite the bullet and order some. They are pretty expensive but you only go around once.

FattyMcFatty
08-12-2015, 02:21 PM
That's about what they run in the stores here.

Found this online source if anyone is interested. Says free shipping for fresh chiles. (the 5lb box) I am not familiar with this company, I buy mine locally.

https://www.hatch-green-chile.com/


Awesome! Couldn't help myself, been wanting to try some so order has been placed :becky:

LYU370
08-12-2015, 02:34 PM
I'm hoping some show up locally. I just can't justify the cost of ordering online.

Heinan's usually has them. The Glenview location is sort of close to work. They're have chili roasting next weekend, not that I'd get them roasted. Waiting to hear when the Barrington location will have them. I'll probably get some from one of those two locations.

pitbossJB
08-12-2015, 03:01 PM
There are many varieties, all grown up and down the Rio Grande. What's more important is the variety, I've gotten good hot chile from many spots over the years. Some of the best I've ever had was from Belen. It depends more on the weather than the place. The bottom line is, I can't live without them. I went through seven bushels one year, last year only one. Get em hot, the hotter the better, you can always put in less. If they're not hot enough more doesn't help.

FrkYrPrk
08-12-2015, 08:32 PM
Where do you buy your chilies? I always get mine at Wagners when I'm in town.
Usually The Fruit Stand or Rosales Produce on 4th Street in Los Ranchos. The Fruit Stand has their roasters out already, Rosales hasn't opened yet, they are a seasonal deal.

I buy mine roasted, it comes out of the roaster into a yard size garbage bag. Let it cool in the bag, put on your gloves and spend a hour or so cleaning, bagging & sealing.

robert-r
08-12-2015, 08:48 PM
I love Hatch New Mexico Hot. Makes killer Chile Verde among other things.

I roast them myself (edit - these aren't Hatch chilies, but they roast the same).

http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah175/robert_mitchell4/Chilies%20Rellenos/PICT0940_zps95yqlfjj.jpg

They make the BEST chilies rellenos, however they are thin walled & have had better results "blanching" for want of a better term them in hot oil - approx 350*. The skin peels nicely & the walls of the chilies are not destroyed.

FrkYrPrk
08-12-2015, 08:57 PM
what are some good things to do/make if you get a crop of them?

My latest experiment was a bacon, green chile, cheeseburger fattie.

Raw, they can be used as a straw for your Bloody Maria or your beer (we save that one for the Balloon Fiesta tailgate party)

LittleHill Smoke
08-13-2015, 12:25 AM
I just picked up 40lbs this past weekend. I'm really looking forward to a chili stuffed fattie..

16Adams
08-13-2015, 04:51 AM
Check this link. Interesting article on New Mexico Green chile-and a Texan

http://alibi.com/food/43183/A-Myth-Hatched.html

Ron_L
08-13-2015, 12:43 PM
Ron L- check cowgirls thread with "free shipping" in title. There is also a review of the company by a Bretheren in the thread.

You'll be glad you did!!

I looked at it before posting here. Even with free shipping it's $6.50/lb for some chiles! They better be made of gold at that price (and I'[m not afraid to pay for quality products, but that's just nuts.) Last year when they showed up in local stores they were under $3/lb.

Ron_L
08-13-2015, 12:45 PM
Heinan's usually has them. The Glenview location is sort of close to work. They're have chili roasting next weekend, not that I'd get them roasted. Waiting to hear when the Barrington location will have them. I'll probably get some from one of those two locations.

Meijers in Geneva had them last year, too. If you see them ay Heinen's let me know!

Edit: Looks like Sept. 11-13 for roasting in Barrington...

http://www.heinens.com/hatch/

Ag76
08-13-2015, 02:52 PM
Anyone ever make ABTs out of Hatch Green Chiles?

Q Junkie
08-13-2015, 03:07 PM
I grew up in the Phoenix area and every year me a and a few friends would drive out to Las Cruces NM to buy Hatch Chilies and fire works for New Years. I would drive my Buick Century and stuff the trunk full of gunny sacks full of chilies. About two hours into the trip home we would have to roll the windows down because the chilies would heat up and start choking us out.

Ah yeah, good times.

Ag76
08-13-2015, 03:21 PM
Just bought a pound of already roasted, hot hatch green chiles at my local grocery store for $1.69. Sliced one up and put it on my ham sandwich for lunch. It was good.

Bludawg
08-13-2015, 05:24 PM
I'm getting they are pretty special and would like to know more.

They come from one place on the planet Hatch NM they are green, flavorful, with a nice warm heat. like their cousin beer they make everything better. :thumb:

Evil-g
08-13-2015, 05:30 PM
Thanks everyone for the info.

Dr. Trout Bum
08-13-2015, 08:53 PM
Here's a good basic recipe for green chile stew, a New Mexico classic.

http://www.chile.netrelief.com/recipes/karens_green_chili_recipe.shtml

Smoking a boston butt and tossing it in vs. cubing and browning would be great as well...capture some of the drippings when smoking and put it in there too.

This will not disappoint.

Big Red Fan
08-13-2015, 09:04 PM
Meijers in Geneva had them last year, too. If you see them ay Heinen's let me know!

Edit: Looks like Sept. 11-13 for roasting in Barrington...

http://www.heinens.com/hatch/

Ugh, Barrington. There is literally no good way to get there.

LYU370
08-13-2015, 09:47 PM
Ugh, Barrington. There is literally no good way to get there.
Bannockburn store has their chile roast Aug 29-30. They're at 43 & 22 lot closer to you.

Dr. Trout Bum
08-14-2015, 09:56 AM
Here is also a good enchilada sauce recipe...it's fairly close to the one I've posted before, though they add a green chile powder to theirs.

Pour this over your enchiladas, but it's good on eggs/omelets, smothered burritos...anything!

I make it at Thanksgiving. For my first plate, I go traditional with gravy over my turkey and potatoes. For the next plate, I substitute this for the gravy.

https://sites.google.com/site/chimayochile/the-brothers-recipes/green-chili-sauce

Dr. Trout Bum
08-14-2015, 10:23 AM
Also, that sauce is great over chile rellenos. There are several varieties of Hatch chile, and one of the most popular are the NuMex Big Jim pods. These are usually fairly big, meaty peppers and are perfect for rellenos.

Make a slice at the top of the pod and dig out the seeds. Carefully stuff the pepper with some cheddar cheese (I just slice logs of it and stick in through the slit I created). Roll them in flour and set aside.

Separate about 4 eggs (save the yolks) and whip the egg whites until the are pretty stiff. Add a little flour to help them firm up. Beat the egg yolks and gently fold them in to the egg whites.

Coat the peppers in this mixture and fry them in canola or peanut oil (about 375). I usually start with the slit up and spoon a little of the egg mixture over it in the pan, then spoon a little oil over that before turning the pepper.

After they are a good golden color all around, drain on paper towel.

Serve with the green chile enchilada sauce referenced in the thread above....you will be glad you did!

Rustwood
08-15-2015, 08:19 AM
This may be a silly question, but what are the logistics of these chile roasts? Do you buy them fresh and they roast them while you wait? If so, aren't they kind of hot and messy to bag up and bring home? Do they charge you for roasting or does it cost more for roasted than fresh peppers?

There is an event next week at Wegmans and I want to know what to expect. If the price is reasonable enough I may buy enough to share with friends. In that case I would probably want them to roast at least some of them for me. I'll have a long-ish drive home so I am thinking bringing a cooler to seal them in might be a good idea.

FrkYrPrk
08-15-2015, 10:03 AM
This may be a silly question, but what are the logistics of these chile roasts? Do you buy them fresh and they roast them while you wait? If so, aren't they kind of hot and messy to bag up and bring home? Do they charge you for roasting or does it cost more for roasted than fresh peppers? .

Here's my experience, YMMV...

Wait in line to pay for product.
The price may or may not include a roasting fee. I chose to have mine roasted.
Wait in line for your product to be roasted. It smells good.
Your number gets called & you are presented with a black plastic yard bag full of chile. Tip the guy.
My trip home is 5 minutes, I let the chiles rest in the bag until they are cool enough to handle with food service vinyl gloves. This is 30 - 45 minutes. This time helps the flesh loosen from the skin.
Don your gloves, peel, destem & deseed the chiles. I load 1 pound into a vacuum bag, seal & label, freeze. Plastic freezer bags work as well.
You can bag and freeze without cleaning the chile, that just postpones the prep work for later. Chile gets hotter in the freezer, the oil concentrates. The oil resides in the veins.
Be very careful, don't touch your eyes, nose, or other sensitive parts until you've washed and waited. The oil will burn...:mad2:

1buckie
08-15-2015, 10:34 AM
Anyone ever make ABTs out of Hatch Green Chiles?

Yes.......

A local grocery chain made an import deal with a farm on the faraway continent of New Mexico
& got a limited engagement batch of Hatch chiles...
So i figger why not load em up with good stuff & smoke em
Sausage & string cheese for some...

http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd520/1buckie/Last%20Sun%20Aug%202012%20015/LastSunAug2012033.jpg

Sausage & cream cheese for others.....
Long as I'm smearin' cream cheese around, worked on my cr Cheese troweling technique...

http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd520/1buckie/Last%20Sun%20Aug%202012%20015/LastSunAug2012040.jpg

Pastrami & Swiss fattys...

http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd520/1buckie/Last%20Sun%20Aug%202012%20015/LastSunAug2012045.jpg

http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd520/1buckie/Last%20Sun%20Aug%202012%20015/LastSunAug2012071.jpg

http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd520/1buckie/Last%20Sun%20Aug%202012%20015/LastSunAug2012083.jpg

http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd520/1buckie/Last%20Sun%20Aug%202012%20015/LastSunAug2012086.jpg

I did these fresh & in a few places, the skin was a little papery.....since, I've roasted & peeled, then wrapped up.....:-D

VoodoChild
08-15-2015, 03:12 PM
My Turn here is what a little over 4lbs looks like for those who dont know what to expect . They Just arrived at my source here in Phoenix.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk105/teampwr2/20150815_091603_zpsuuhmgv06.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/teampwr2/media/20150815_091603_zpsuuhmgv06.jpg.html)

sbramm
08-29-2015, 06:06 PM
here's my take

a colorado boy on the east coast who misses the annual chili roasting.

soooooo

grow some anaheims and roast them myself! have been doing this for the past 6 years and while the consistency of the chili heat isn't like back home, at least i have roasted chili's.

and went to a local farmers market and grabbed 10# of fresh poblanos for $10!

hatch meets new england!