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Green chili is a very popular product in the southwest US and Hatch, New Mexico, believes it has the best. Get it mild if you're not familiar with it. That way you know what it's supposed to taste like. If you get it fresh it's best to roast it. That kind of cooks it and also blisters the chili pod skin. You peel off the skin as it has the texture of plastic. Then it's ready to eat. Just take one of the still-warm pods and eat it whole. You'll be hooked.
It's best to roast it over an open flame such as a barbeque or campfire. If you're serious about it you get a chili roaster which is kind of a wire hopper with a propane tourch under it. You light the torch and turn the hopper until they're done. Some people just heat them in the oven but for best results use a flame.
They don't keep too good after roasting so any you don't use after a few days needs to be frozen. Put green chili on your cheeseburger and breakfast scrambled eggs. They put it on pizza and even baste baked chicken with it. You can also make a green chili stew. And of course it goes with all Mexican food.
Oh, be careful when peeling the roasted chili. Peeling a 25 pound bag can be tedious and sometimes you'll unconsiously rub your eyes. The burning sensation can last an hour or so.
Don't forget to preorder your Hatch green chili for this fall. Many vendors ship world-wide.