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Feel The Heat With Famous Fried Hatch Green Chiles

This post has kindly been sponsored by The Hatch Chile Store. All thoughts and opinions are my own and highly persuasive :0)

Looking down on Fried Hatch Green Chiles arranged on a white square plate.

If you like jalapeno poppers, you are going to LOVE these new fried Green Chile strips made with famous Hatch green chiles! They only take about 10 minutes to make and are crazy addicting; perfect for an appetizer or game day food.

Looking down on all ingredients needed to make Fried Hatch Green Chiles

All you need to make this recipe for Famous Fried Hatch Green Chiles are whole (roasted and peeled) Hatch green chiles. You should be able to find these in a large can, -OR- buy them fresh and roast them yourself.

Need to roast your chiles first? Click here for easy step by step instructions.

How to Make Famous Fried Hatch Chile

It’s important to blend up the cilantro-lime crema dipping sauce first when making this recipe, so it can chill in the fridge while you fry up your new favorite New Mexican snack. Then you can serve fresh hot Famous Fried Hatch Green Chiles with the perfect complement of a cool creamy sauce.

Looking down into the bowl of a food processor with all the crude ingredients to make cilantro lime crema dipping sauce for Fried Hatch Green Chiles .

To bread and fry your green chile strips, you’ll need flour, egg, milk and a box of crunchy seasoned breading for chicken (you know, the kind that comes with a bag for you to shake all over your meat, then bake). That’s it! I’ve included a delicious cilantro-lime crema dipping sauce recipe in this post as well. It’s perfectly paired with these Famous Fried Hatch Green Chiles.

Looking down on the breading process for making Fried Hatch Green Chiles, showing the flour, egg-milk mixture and the crunchy corn breading.

I used Hatch green chile that I ordered from The Hatch chile store to make these Famous Fried Hatch Green Chiles. I roasted, peeled and froze most of my chiles whole. Making this recipe really couldn’t be easier, just dip green chile strips in flour, egg wash, and crispy crumbs. Fry for just a few seconds until golden and they’re done!

A closeup of a chile strip coating in crunchy breading crumbs.

These deliciously golden fried, crispy-crunchy strips of spicy hot fruit are reminiscent of a jalapeno popper, yet the unique and delicious flavor of Hatch Green Chile is conveyed to your tongue instead with each bite. 

A breaded Hatch Green Chile is lowered into hot bubbling oil contained in a stainless steel frying pan.

The sun-dried corn breading tossed with savory herbs is fried to mouthwatering perfection to coat the soft flesh of each pepper. Paired perfectly with a cilantro-lime crema dipping sauce to cool the chile pepper heat and compliment the savory breading, It would be a sad shame indeed if one left this life without trying this delectable treat.

A closeup of several crispy Fried Hatch Green Chiles on a white plate sprinkled with chopped cilantro.

 If you like hot peppers, or green chile peppers, or both, you will absolutely LOVE LOVE these Fried Hatch Green Chile strips! Enjoy this fantastic recipe :0)

A Fried Hatch Green Chile strip is dipped into cilantro-lime crema dipping sauce.

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Crispy Green Chile Strips with Cilantro Lime Crema

  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 20 minutes


An extremely tasty and easy way to enjoy roasted Hatch green chile! Whole chiles sliced in half, dipped in egg wash, then breaded in a box mix of crispy corn breading. Fried for just 30 seconds to golden perfection and served with cilantro lime crema dipping sauce. Perfect for game day or an appetizer!


Units Scale

Crispy Hatch Green Chile Strips

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 box of extra crispy seasoned coating mix (by the bread crumb section)
  • Vegetable or peanut oil for frying
  • 5 whole roasted Hatch chiles (whatever hotness level you prefer), peeled, stems and seeds removed, sliced in half

Cilantro Lime Crema dipping sauce

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • zest and juice from one lime
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • pinch of salt


  1. Combine all ingredients for cilantro lime crema dipping sauce in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Place in the refrigerator and chill while frying up the green chile.
  2. Pour frying oil into a medium-size frying pan to about 3/4 inch deep. Set over medium heat.
  3. Place flour in one shallow container, mix egg and milk in another shallow container, and pour the entire box of crispy breading mix into a third shallow container.
  4. Take each chile strip and dip first in flour, shaking off excess. Then dip in the egg-milk mixture, then press into the crispy coating, covering both sides entirely. Lay flat on a clean plate and repeat.
  5. When the oil reaches 350 degrees F (or a wooden handle placed in the oil fizzes right away), gently slide a few chile strips into the oil. Fry for about 30 seconds per side, or until golden. Remove and place on a paper-towel lined plate. Repeat until all strips are fried. Serve warm with dipping sauce.


These are so delicious, if you have guests over I would recommend doubling the recipe. Freeze freshly fried green chiles in a single layer over parchment or wax paper for 1 hour, then store them in a large zipper-lock bag for later! Re-heat in a single layer in the oven @ 375 degrees F for approximately 15-20 minutes, flipping half way through.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: fry
  • Cuisine: New Mexican


  • Serving Size: 2 strips

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