Above: World-famous Hatch green chiles acquire addictive powers once they are roasted.
THE HATCH VALLEY, south of Truth or Consequences, is considered the Chile Capital of the World. Descendants of chile pioneer Joseph Franzoy and other Hatch pepper buffs offer their favorite home-cooking recipes, just in time for the fall harvest. Most of the dishes that follow call for roasted green chile. For roasting instructions, plus more recipes, go to hatch-green-chile.com.
Joe’s Green Chile Delight
This recipe by Joe Franzoy—son of Joseph Franzoy, the first commercial chile farmer in the Hatch Valley—won first place in the 1988 Hatch Chile Festival.
—Deborah Busemeyer wrote about the future of the Hatch chile scene in Hatch. The Next Generation