New Mexico boasts two distinct styles of chiles rellenos.
Many visitors probably wouldn’t notice the difference—it mostly boils down to the batter—but in the state it can get contentious.
“...Nothing says New Mexico like a delicious green chile relleno made with flame roasted Hatch Green Chile!”
The model for this fabulous version comes from the kitchens of the Benevidez sisters at Chope’s in La Mesa and the Hernandez family at Nellie’s Café in Las Cruces. These chile rellenos are covered in gooey cheese and local green chile sauce and are worth every calorie and minute of preparation.