Menu Fake Outs and the Relleno Relleno

Aida Mollenkamp Chile Relleno Relleno Omelet Recipe

You know what bums me out? When I read a menu and find a dish that gets me salivating in anticipation, only to have it arrive looking completely different from what I imagined. Is that just me? Or do those sort of menu fake outs happen to you too? It makes me so dissatisfied that I spend the meal pushing my  food around my plate like a 5-year old. But there’s an edible silver lining because that disappointment motivates me to create what I originally imagined. My most recent silver lining is a chile relleno-stuffed omelet I coined the Chile Relleno Relleno. Here’s how it came to be:

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