Thursday, November 24, 2011

Stuffed Jalapeño

my first try about a year ago!
These are the poppers, you can buy it frozen in the grocery store. They are expensive and with much less cheese in them. It's very easy to make these poppers at home. Jalapeño poppers are jalapeno peppers that have been hollowed out, stuffed with the mixture of cheese, spices, sometimes ground meat etc. They are then breaded and deep fried or prepared unbreaded, wrapped in bacon and then baked or grilled. Normally they are served with some sort of dip. 
latest attempt
Jalapeño are very hot and fiery peppers as we all know. But when seeds and ribs are taken out, they lose all their fieriness. Good for us eh?! I've made changes in the classic version of the poppers. The classic version asks for blanching the peppers, then stuffed with cheeses, breading and frying. I made a few tweaks to get the healthier poppers and believe you me, they were devoured in no time! And they left us crave for more.

healthified stuffed peppers!

Stuffed Jalapeño
24 medium sized peppers
12 1" cubes of sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup cream cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
2 eggs
2 cups bread crumbs
1 cup flour
Oil for spraying

How to:
Slice the peppers in two. Make sure to keep the two halves together. Deseed and core the peppers. Place them on a baking sheet in the 400° F oven for about 10 minutes or until they are a bit soft to touch. You don't want mushy peppers. Pull them out of the oven and let them cool down.

Mix cream cheese with salt and pepper.

Whisk eggs in a bowl.

Now take the one half of the peppers, stuff it with one spoonful of cream cheese mixture, place the 2nd half on the top and keep it aside. Repeat with 11 more peppers.

Again, take one half of the pepper, place the cheddar cheese cube in it and cover it up with the 2nd half. Repeat for 11 more peppers. This way, you will have 2 different cheese filled peppers.
Now, roll the peppers gently in flour, dip them in egg, coat with bread crumbs. Again, dip them in the egg and coat with bread crumbs. Place them on the baking sheet.

Spray Pam or any cooking oil liberally on the peppers and bake them in the very hot oven for about 5-6 minutes till they are golden brown. Be careful as the filling will be very hot. Serve warm with your favourite dip.

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  1. Awesome chilli poppers..:) My favourite starter item when ever I visit a mexican restaurant..:)

  2. Oh my my ...I'm craving for these poppers now !! Liked the process of dipping them in egg. Delicious

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. Omg, irresistible stuffed jalapeno, wish i could live near to you to enjoy these beauties..

  4. delicious. will try to make it at home now, cause i love these so much but its very expensive outside.

  5. Stuffed jalapeno at home seems a wonderful idea dear...yummy!

  6. i had these recently in a restaurant and loved it, homemade recipe sounds good, looks delicious..