Chilaca Chile Snack

This Botana de Chilacas is a delicious way of using raw chilacas. Poblano chiles can be substituted, but they do not have the same sweet, deep flavor. Serve as an appetizer or as a first course with corn tortillas.

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  • Servings: 8

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  • 8 chilaca chiles or 7 small poblano chiles—charred and peeled, with stems, seeds, and veins removed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped white onion
  • 3 tablespoons finely crumbled queso fresco or cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup crème fraîche or sour cream

How to make this recipe

  1. Tear or cut the chiles lengthwise into thin strips. Place in a medium bowl and stir in the rest of the ingredients. Set aside for the flavors to meld, about 30 minutes. Just before serving, stir thoroughly. Serve at room temperature.

Contributed By Published April 1996

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