Hatched Eggs

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 6 servings
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Cook 30 mins

This egg and chili pepper recipe celebrates the the big chili daddy pepper celebration of them all: the Hatch Chile Festival in New Mexico, celebrated each Labor Day weekend.

Hatched Eggs
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

The New Mexico chili pepper comes in mild and scorching; make sure you're getting the right pepper for your taste buds.


6 large green Hatch peppers
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin seed
6 eggs, beaten
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shredded queso blanco or Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 cup sour cream
Snipped fresh cilantro


  1. Preheat grill or broiler. Brush peppers with 1 tablespoon oil. Grill or broil until skins char and peppers are slightly softened (about 10 minutes), turning several times. Let peppers cool. Peel and discard skins.
  2. Make a T-shaped cut along the side of each pepper; remove seeds and membranes. (For hotter stuffing, save seeds.)
  3. Heat remaining oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add cumin, then pour eggs into skillet. Add salt and saved pepper seeds, if using. Stir and cook eggs to scramble. Set aside to cool. Add cheese to egg mixture.
  4. Spoon filling into each pepper. Place on a foil-lined rack. Grill on lowest setting of a closed grill or bake in a 350F oven until heated through. Serve with sour cream and snipped cilantro.

Recipe by David Feder.



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