Tierra Vegetables, a farm near Healdsburg, California, grows all kinds of fresh chiles and also makes dried chiles and marvelous smoked chipotle chiles, all of which you can mail-order. They once served me this incredibly potent sandwich; it remains one of the most memorable things I have ever eaten—a paragon of simplicity and an explosion of flavor. It is not for the faint of heart.
Prepare a Charcoal fire or preheat a gas or stovetop grill. Slowly grill the peppers over medium-low heat so that they char just slightly and cook through in about 10 minutes. Split the peppers in half and cut out the stems and seeds. Scrape off and discard any charred skin and set the peppers aside.
Place the tortillas on the grill over low heat and place about
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