Friday, June 22, 2007

Jalapeno Poppers

 They were great...when we could still taste them.
*edited* I made them again and seeded the peppers when they were fresh then left them in the fridge in water overnight and there was NO heat left. I'd like to do this again next time but maybe not leave them quite as long so there's just a little heat left.

Jalapeño Poppers

8-12 large Jalapeño chiles
Vegetable oil, for frying
4 ounces cream cheese
3/4 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
3/4 tsp salt

DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat the oven to 400°. Place the chiles on a baking sheet and roast, flipping once, until just softened, about 20 minutes. Transfer the chiles to a plate to cool. Cut a slit down one side of each from top to bottom. Using a spoon, scrape out and discard the ribs and seeds, being careful not to tear the flesh. Set aside.2. Fill a medium, heavy-bottomed pot with enough oil to reach a depth of 1 1/2 inches and heat the oil to 325° on a deep-fry thermometer. Combine the cream cheese, monterey jack cheese and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl and mash well with a fork. Spoon the cheese mixture into a resealable plastic bag with a corner snipped off to make an opening about 1/2 inch wide. Carefully pipe about 1 1/2 tablespoons cheese mixture into each chile, then squeeze back together.3. Place the eggs in one wide, shallow bowl and the bread crumbs in another. Roll each chile in the eggs, then transfer to the bread crumbs and press gently to coat, shaking off any excess. Repeat the egg- and bread-crumb-coating process to double-coat the chiles.4. Working in batches, fry the chiles until deep golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per batch. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the chiles to paper towels to drain. Season to taste with salt.


Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said...

Working with Jalapeno's I've noticed that if you rinse the inside out after you seed them it get;s rid of the seed juices.. and make's then not so hot

Anonymous said...

they look so good!!! three of you made these, that's so cool!!! i have never eaten Jalapeno, if they are on nachos, i pull them off! lol

Brie said...

We followed the directions so we roasted them and then took out the seeds...I thought we should rinse them but Chris said they'd fall apart. I want to try taking out the seeds and washing before roasting them!!

Marey said...

Looks yummy! I just finished ours last night :) I didn't roast mine tho, I forgot to! After we took the seeds out we rinsed them really well but these peppers were still hot, but not as bad if we hadn't of rinsed them I don't think! I can't wait to make 'em again :)