Hatch, New Mexico is the chile capital of the world and that means that we (being fairly close to Hatch) get 30 pounds of freshly harvested chiles for $19.99 !!
And the local grocery store where we buy them roasts them up for free:
And if that were not enough value, you can make a peasant sack dress from the bag:
Even the cats approve:
Just dump 'em in the sink:
...admire the still-steaming-from-the-roaster charred green-ness:
...and bag 'em up for freezing:
We've already made green chile sauce and then made a bean-rice-green chile pie. It was so darn good, we'll have to post the recipe next time we make it. Celebrate your local produce :)