source: Clay T. Martin
With mild green chile, a little bite from Jalapeno jack cheese, the quiche like egg mix is a hit for all ages. Think creamy texture, buttery flavor and a very mild heat.
|8||ounces||Chopped Green Chilies (canned)|
|1||pound||Jalapeno Monterrey-jack Cheese grated|
|1||pint||Small Curd Cottage Cheese|
|1||tablespoon||Guagillo Chili Powder - optional|
Melt butter in 13 X 9 inch Pyrex glass baking dish on the stove. Just melt the butter to a liquid, don't overheat and cause the butter to break. Preheat oven to 375F.
Beat eggs in large bowl. Sift flour, baking powder and salt. If you are adding the chili powder, do so now. Add the dry mix to the eggs and mix well. Add green chilies, cottage cheese, grated cheese. Mix well.
Pour the mixture into the baking dish and mix well to distribute the butter. I do this by stirring in small circles with a rubber spatula. Place into oven and bake for 15 minutes. Don't open oven until the end of baking. After the first 15 minutes reduce temperature of oven to 350F and continue baking for another 40 minutes.
Allow to cool for 10 minutes and then cut into squares (or triangles) and serve.
If you will be reheating this, don't cut until just before service. Cover the baking dish and refrigerate. Reheat in a 250F oven, covered with tin foil, for 20-30 minutes. You can also serve this dish cold, but it is better warm.
Really good for parties, can be made in advance and reheated or eaten cold. What more could you want. This may sound really spicy but it is mild enough for kids.
If you are making this primarily for adults, adding the chili powder ups the heat a little, but adds in a nice smokey flavor. Guagillo is a smoked chili, so you could substitute other dried smoked chili, like chipotle.