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The Ancho chile is a stellar ingredient in Mexican cuisine. It is probably the most used dried Chile throughout Mexico and no wonder why: Its flavor is unmatchable.

The Ancho is the Poblano Chile that has been ripened to a deep red and then dried. This concentrates the already exuberant and fruity flavors of the Poblanos.

It is wide, chubby, wrinkled and very pliable, different from other dried chiles. It has a deep reddish brown skin, with a bit of shine, which sort of imitates its flavor as well. Deep and rich, sharp and fruity, it has a hint of bittersweet notes and a resemblance to the flavor of prunes. It is very mild in heat.

Ancho chiles can be easily found in grocery stores throughout the US. They are typically rinsed, seeded and then toasted and/or soaked or simmered in hot water.

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Hola John, Thank you for reaching out to me. My email address (HOLA@PATISMEXICANTABLE.COM) can be found on my website under contact. I absolutely adore hearing from reader or viewer friends! It is one of the best parts of my day to hear from people who are enjoying the show and website. Please continue to post and share any exciting stories.



Just saw your show with the pork and tamales and baked banannas
Enjoyed it and love getting the receipes on the computer.
Glad to read about you. Wish I could get the receipe for old fashioned home made tortillas. My mother-in-law made them fresh
everyday they replaced bread in that family.


I just watched your show this morning (July 30th on WVPT) where you made empanadas and Mexican casserole with chili reijos, rice, cheese, cream, etc. My children are vegetarains and it looked like a wonderful dish to fix for them, but couldn’t find the recipe on site. Please help me with this recipe, They come for dinner about every 6 weeks. Thanks!

Hola Ann, Here is a link to all of the recipes from that episodehttp://patismexicantable.com/2011/04/episode-105-convent-food.html. I hope you and your children enjoy!



Hi Pati, I just discovered you website and am looking forward to your TV Shows. I have visisted Mexico many times and love Mexican food and cooking. I have been cooking for a lot of years and everything I find Mexican is very complicated. I love what I am seeing on your shows and am looking forward to trying some of your recipes. One Happy Gringo!!

Hola Happy Gringo!!! So happy you are enjoying my site and shows: that’s what I aim for…



Dear Pati,
I made the mexican rice casserole dish yesterday and what a terrific side dish it is! Served it with red snapper veracruz and it was a perfect coupling. Also a great dish for the vegetarian dinner guest. Thanks so much. Love your cooking show Pati. Betty

Betty, Thank you so much for letting me know how the casserole turned out!!



May I please get the ‘soaking liquid’ recipe? While watching your show, the signal blanked in & out, so I didn’t get the information!

Thank you,
Corrine

Hi Corrine, I’m unsure which dish you are specifically referring to, however ‘soaking liquid’ in my recipes refers to the liquid (usually water) the dried chiles (or sometimes beans) were steeped in. You’ll want to reserve that liquid and add it later when the recipe calls for it. I hope this helps!! Please let me know which recipe you want to try, and I can help you further! :)



Hi Pati,
I lost some of the information for the chili u had on PBS today, u had used bacon, cloriso(sausage) and not sure what else. I would love to have this receipe> Thanks Erma It was Jan 26, 2013

Hola Erma, I believe you are looking for the Cowboy Charro Beans? Here’s the recipe: http://www.patismexicantable.com/2011/04/cowboy_charro_beans/



Thanks for the receipe, that is the one.!!!


Just enjoy your show and recipes so much. You are the best Mexican Food Chef on TV. – Just tried chicken Milinese WOW with squash and your mashed potatos – fantastic. Thank you so much.

Thank you, Audre!! Happy to hear you tried the chicken milanesa.



Hola Pati
I just watched your episode that featured the Chipotle Honey Ribs. I was intrigued by the Ancho Salsa that you made and kept in the refrigerator. I tried to find it in the recipe from the episode but couldn’t find it. Any way you can post the ingredients?
Thanks
Dan



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