This time of year Hatch Chiles are very popular in the South Western United States. The Hatch Chile is Prized for it’s unique flavor and plays a staring role in New Mexican Cuisine. Not all but many people love the Hatch Chile so much that they fill up their home freezers with enough Hatch Chiles to last till next year. This easy to prepare casserole is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Everyone loves potatoes and cheese flavored with these Forking Delicious Fire Roasted Hatch Chiles!
Here’s my Cheesy Hatch Chile Potato Casserole.
Ingredients to make about 12 generous servings
1 large sweet onion finely sliced
3 lbs potatoes finely sliced (alternate slicing and mix with onions so potatoes don’t brown)
4 oz unsalted butter – melted
6 XL eggs – beaten
10 oz colby cheese – shredded
9 oz pepper jack cheese – shredded
1/2 cup flour
3.2 oz non-fat dry milk (one packet)
1 1/2 cup water
2 Hatch Chiles – roasted with seeds, skin and stem removed – finely chopped
1 Tablespoon kosher salt or sea salt
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
non-stick spray – canola or vegetable
Set your oven to 350 degrees F
In a large bowl is your thinly sliced potatoes and onions that you slice in an alternating way and are mixed together so they don’t brown.
In another large bowl mix up all the remaining ingredients excluding non-stick spray.
Get a very large pan and spray it up with your non-stick spray.
As best as you can mix the two bowls together and press the mixture down into the pan.
Cover the top of the pan with aluminum foil that has been sprayed with non-stick spray so the potatoes don’t stick to the foil.
In my oven this pan took 90 minutes to cook threw and I need to mention I did have another pan in my oven so the timing might differ some.
After 90 minutes I wanted to brown the top more so I removed the foil and put the pan back in for around 20 minutes.
I prefer to chill the casserole in the refrigerator and reheat so it’s nice and neat like a lasagna but you can serve right away if you prefer but it won’t come out nice and neat.
It’s just Forking YUM yum Delish!