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Cheese and Chile Squares


This article is from the 20th Century Appetizer Recipes, with numerous contributions by known and also anonymous authors

Cheese and Chile Squares

2 oz Parmesan cheese, cut in several pieces

2 (4-ounce) cans mild or hot green chiles

4 oz Longhorn cheddar cheese, chilled

12 oz Monterey Jack cheese, chilled

1 ts Salt

Several dashes Tabasco sauce 10 Eggs, divided

1/3 c All-purpose flour

1 ts Baking powder

1/2 c Melted butter

2 c Cottage cheese

Using the metal blade, drop the Parmesan cheese pieces through the feed tube with the motor running and process until finely grated. Remove and set aside. Without washing the workbowl, use the metal blade to chop the chiles. Remove and set aside. Use the shredding disc to process the Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses separately. Remove and set aside. Using the metal blade, process to combine the salt, tabasco sauce, 2 eggs, flour, baking powder and grated Parmesan cheese. With the machine running, add the hot melted butter through the feed tube. Remove the cover and add the cottage cheese and then process until smooth. With the machine running, add 3 eggs through the feed tube. Remove 2/3 of the mixture from the workbowl and combine with the Cheddar cheese and chiles.

Add the remaining eggs and Monterey Jack cheese to the remaining mixture in the workbowl and process 20- 30 seconds. Combine the 2 mixtures and spread in a buttered 17x10 inch jelly roll pan. Bake 15 minutes in a preheated 400^ oven, then reduce temperature to 350^ and bake about 34-40 minutes more until the cheese is set and firm. Cut into squares and serve warm with your favorite salsa. Makes 24 thin slices. Note: If you have a large capacity machine, all the eggs may be added at once and both cheeses may be added and combined in the processor bowl. This typical appetizer is usually baked in a rectangular pan and cut in squares. The presentation is further enhanced if accompanied by a tomato salsa of your choice. It should be served warm, but can be baked ahead and reheated. I have a cookbook that brings together several of my all time favorites: Anne Lindsay Greer--one of my favorite chefs, is the author

Food processor adapted--a real joy in food preparation SW Cuisine--my soul food! It's called Cuisine of the American Southwest, by Anne Lindsay Greer. Here's a recipe I've made often, and it's always a hit.

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