Monday, September 18, 2006

Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno poppers are popular restaurant and party appetizers. Make your own poppers following this simple recipe:

24 fresh jalapenos
1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
½ cup cream cheese, softened
3 eggs, slightly beaten
2 cups fine breadcrumbs
Ranch or blue cheese dressing

Cut the stem end off each pepper and scoop out seeds and as much of the ribs as possible. In a small bowl blend the cheeses together. Stuff each of the peppers with the cheese mixture (a pastry piper or small spoon is helpful). Beat eggs gently. Pour breadcrumbs into a shallow pan. One by one, coat each popper with egg, shake off excess and roll gently in the breadcrumbs. Set aside for 15 minutes to allow the breading to set up. Transfer the poppers to a greased baking pan and bake in a preheated 300 °F (150 °C) oven. Bake 20 minutes for spicy jalapeno poppers, 30 minutes for medium heat and 40 minutes for a mild flavor. Serve immediately with dressing for dipping.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love this recipe. Instead of using bread crumbs, I like to use finely crushed corn flake.

5:37 PM  

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