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Loaded Jalapeno Poppers

(2 Votes)
MAKES
2 dozen
COOK TIME
20 Min

Need something tasty to tide your hungry gang over before dinner's served? Well, who could resist popping our Loaded Jalapeno Poppers in their mouth! They're a little bit hot, a little bit smoky, a little bit creamy, and a whole lot of tasty!

What You'll Need:
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons bacon bits
  • 12 fresh jalapeno peppers, split in half lengthwise, cutting through stems, seeds removed
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • Vegetable oil for frying
What To Do:
  1. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, and bacon bits. Firmly press a heaping teaspoonful of cheese mixture into each pepper half. Cover and chill 1 hour.
     
  2. Place flour, eggs, and bread crumbs in 3 separate shallow dishes. Dip stuffed pepper halves into flour, then eggs, then bread crumbs, coating thoroughly with each.
     
  3. Fill a large saucepan or soup pot with 2 inches of oil and heat over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Carefully fry a few peppers at a time, 1 to 3 minutes, or until golden. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.
Notes

We just love appetizers so we'd like to share another of our favorites. Try our Bacon Wrapped Scallops for a flavor that's all the rage!

Ratings & Comments

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Can these be made ahead of time and frozen?

what is the dip they are dipping popper in? in the picture

The dipping sauce in this picture is ranch salad dressing. However, you can use whatever you would like - or nothing at all - to dip these yummy appetizers in. Enjoy!

Question: I have a deepfryer... could I use that? what temp and time?

Can you bake these in the oven?

We do not recommend baking these because the cheese would ooze out before the coating gets crispy and the pepper would still be tough. Thank you!

I have read that if you boil the peppers for just a minute or so that helps with the heat.I have tried that and it works, just not too long.

would like to if the poppers could be baked and what temp and for how long

I made these over the labor day weekend up at our lake cabin..I forgot to bring the recipe along but remembered it all except chilling the peppers before coating and cooking and they turned out great...my dad who does not like hot spicy food loved them as they were not too hot after taking the seeds out and then cooking in the hot oil...I will do these again soon.

i loved them .they were yummy.

Made these when the family came down for the Labor Day weekend. Result? None left, they loved 'em. Some were hot, some not so. Easy to make, definitely will make again....

THIS IS GREAT

Buy the largest and the lightest color of green for the mildest peppers. They really have the best flavor that I enjoy. If I want "HOT" I can add cayene.

thanks!!!!!!!:D am really exited to try now!!:)

I love these things, but don't like carbs since I am diabetic. Do you think that if crushed up pork rinds were used instead of the bread crumbs, that that would work ok?

but wouldent the peppers be really hot?- not a spicy person

As long as you remove all the seeds, the peppers are just right - just a tiny bit hot, but definitely delicious! You'll love them!

sounds "ooh so good" my question is---i've tried battering and frying jalapenos before and the batter comes off while frying. how do you make it stick to those "slick" peppers???

I had a recipe that told me to smear a thin coat of the cream cheese on the jalapenos, roll it in the breading and then continue with the batter instructions. It worked for me. The poppers were covered better with the batter and it held on better while frying.

Sometimes the peppers purchased at the supermarket are "waxed" (as are many fruits and vegetables) to enhance that shiny, slick apperance. Try giving them a good washing prior to prepping them. Also, buy organic or from a local farmers market. You will recognize the difference, not only in taste but in the look and feel of the pepper itself.

Make sure the peppers are dry & have been placed in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. This helps!

This sounds really easy. The only problem is that I would prefer not to fry them. Can they be baked in the oven instead. If so, at what temperature and for how long. Just a little side note, gloves must be worn. It doesn't do any good just to wash your hands. I am speaking from personal experience.

Instead of frying, I grill mine. I do not put the bacon bits in the cream cheese mixture, I leave them whole and remove a long thin slice from one side to clean and stuff with cheese. Then wrap with a piece of bacon and grill.

Thank you . It sounds good

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