Hatch chiles—the meaty, thick-skinned green peppers from New Mexico—are a popular addition to classic Southwestern dishes like enchiladas, chiles rellenos, and chile verde. For their too-brief season in the late summer, they are available fresh, and sometimes freshly roasted, at local supermarkets…if you can find them.

wolfe found organic Hatch chiles at the El Cerrito Lucky for 97 cents per pound. And lucky he was: He managed to collect two pounds before a young woman walked away with five or six brimming bags.

As wolfe remembers, they sold out quickly last year. Read the 2010 thread for tales of Raley’s chile-roasting station and its faulty organizational system. Hopefully Raley’s will have worked out the kinks this time around.

Lucky [East Bay]
1000 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito

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