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  • Post #211 - August 24th, 2019, 12:20 pm
    Post #211 - August 24th, 2019, 12:20 pm Post #211 - August 24th, 2019, 12:20 pm
    As far as fests go, this has got to be one of your more subdued iterations . . .

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    Hatch Chile Fest @ Sunset Foods Highland Park - 19.0824

    By the time we got there at 11:30, they were either out of -- or never had -- any roasted chiles hotter than mild. :?

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  • Post #212 - September 8th, 2019, 1:01 pm
    Post #212 - September 8th, 2019, 1:01 pm Post #212 - September 8th, 2019, 1:01 pm
    Just to follow up, I wouldn't buy roasted hatch chiles again at Sunset because the ones we bought were roasted by someone who had either no clue or simply didn't care. Yes, they were charred on the outside but the chiles were still mostly raw and in keeping with that, the skins were virtually impossible to remove from the flesh. I do not appreciate Sunset's bandwagon jumping in the hatch chile arena. Either do it right or don't bother.

    =R=
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #213 - September 8th, 2019, 1:09 pm
    Post #213 - September 8th, 2019, 1:09 pm Post #213 - September 8th, 2019, 1:09 pm
    Sorry to hear that Ronnie. One of my former students who now lives in Chicago asked me yesterday where he could get Hatch chiles in Chicagoland--glad I didn't mention Sunset. Where might he go instead?

    BTW, my cousin from Santa Fe last Tuesday sent me a USPS flat rate ($19.95) box containing slightly over 5# of Hatches, which arrived in fine shape on Friday. Ummmm. I immediately stoked up the Weber gas grill, and roasted those beauties. They're now all safely in the freezer, sort of IQF in bags. [Spread them out on pizza pans to freeze, then bundle them.] Ate *three* directly out of the Weber. Couldn't help myself. House still smells wonderful.

    Geo
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  • Post #214 - September 8th, 2019, 1:20 pm
    Post #214 - September 8th, 2019, 1:20 pm Post #214 - September 8th, 2019, 1:20 pm
    Geo wrote:Sorry to hear that Ronnie. One of my former students who now lives in Chicago asked me yesterday where he could get Hatch chiles in Chicagoland--glad I didn't mention Sunset. Where might he go instead?

    I remember the roasted ones I bought at Heinen's last year being pretty good. But, like with so many other things, the best approach is to buy them fresh and roast them yourself. It's not difficult or time-consuming. Plus, when you buy them roasted, you still have to skin and seed them, so buying them raw doesn't add much more work at all.

    =R=
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #215 - September 9th, 2019, 2:49 pm
    Post #215 - September 9th, 2019, 2:49 pm Post #215 - September 9th, 2019, 2:49 pm
    HI,

    I would not totally discount Sunset Foods as source. I think a phone call might clear up whether they have what you want.

    Before Hatch Chiles became so easily available, I filled the back seat of my car with cases I brought back from Kansas for people. I was not aware there were heat gradients, I bought what I saw. In the same boxes randomly given to people, it was random hitting a mild or hot chile within the same box.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

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