7 Things I Learned While Sipping the Hatch Chile Juice
Here’s the thing, I just don’t get the hype over Hatch Chiles. Maybe it’s a New Mexico thing, maybe it’s a pepper fanatic thing, maybe it’s just a gimmick?
Either way, come Hatch season, I wander the aisles at H-E-B and Central Market, wondering what the big effin’ deal is. Not this year, not this time.
I marched on over to Hatchtown, er- Central Market to sample just about every Hatch Chile product available during “The Greatest Hatch Chile Festival on Earth” and tried to get why people go nutso over these peppers. Here are my findings:
1. Hatch goes well with chocolate. Our first taste of hatch came in the form of this chocolate hatch gelato. This isn’t necessarily a new thing; chocolate with chipotle or ancho peppers is tasty and has been hawked for years.
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