For the first couple of decades of queso making I had to rely on a very expensive source of Hatch Green Chile making it difficult to share. In 2012 I learned that Wegmans was bringing in a truckload after harvest and planned to roast them outside the store. I put my order in for 300 pounds and bought a chest freezer.
I remember the first roast; I think I had more experience than the guys doing it. Over the years Elena (wife) and I got pretty good at getting them prepped for frozen storage. She would cut off the tops...
My family moved from Dayton Ohio to Albuquerque New Mexico in 1979 where I spent my formative years. There are many unique things about New Mexico, the most being the Hatch NM Green Chile (HGC). Green Chile is everywhere. You can get a Green Chile Cheeseburger at McDonald's, or HGC added to your pizza anywhere. This is something I took for granted until I moved back East after Graduating from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces NM, just South of Hatch.
I found myself craving HGC and it was not easy to obtain. I started by...
By Teri Smith 9.22.20
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