Green Chile and Cheese Pancakes

Anaheim’s are very popular in Southwestern US Cuisine.Also called “New Mexican Chile”. These were developed by Dr. Fabian Garcia in New Mexico about 100 yrs ago who was seeking a chile pepper that was bigger, fleshier, and milder.

They got the name “Anaheim” when a farmer named Emilio Ortega brought these seeds to the Anaheim area in the early 1900’s. This chile can be roasted and peeled and used in recipes or stuffed to make chile rellenos just as the Poblano Chile.

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1 egg, separated
1/2 tsp. oregano
Several sprigs minced parsley
1/2 cup fresh Anaheim chile, roasted, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese or low-fat cheese
1-1/2 tsp. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1 Tbs. chopped pimento
1/4 cup chopped celery

Beat egg white until stiff. Add flour, oregano, parsley, salt and worcesrershire sauce to beaten egg yolk and mix well. Stir mixture into beaten egg white. Fold in remaining ingredients.

Drop in small amounts on a hot, slightly greased griddle. Brown on both sides, then reduce heat to finish cooking.

Pancakes are great served with meat dishes of any kind.