My husband makes these on the average of once per year, the prep is fairly intensive as is the actual dish. I am his sous chef and dish washer! and let me tell you when he cooks, he dirties every dish in the house and uses an entire roll of paper towels! It is well worth the effort and absolutely delicious!
For the Egg Batter:
Separate one egg for every two chili's. Beat the whites until stiff. Beat the yolk a little and fold into the beaten whites.
Frying and Breading:
Heat cooking oil 2" deep in a big frying pan to about 375 degrees. Holding the chili by the stem dip it into the egg batter until well covered. Fry on the surface of the oil slowly rotating the chili until lightly browned. **REMOVE TOOTHPICKS NOW**
Dunkinizing the recipe:
Put pan spray on a 9X13 pan, place some of your meat sauce or gravy into the bottom of the pan, covering it well.
Place your fried chili's in the pan, add additional Mexican Cheese Blend and a bit more sauce, and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, and serve immediately. I also serve more of the sauce or gravy on the side.
Garnish with Cilantro and Sour Cream if you wish!