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Crispy Cheese Poppers

If you love the jalapeno cheese poppers you can buy at the deli counter, you'll go absolutely crazy for these deep-fried snacks! Serve Crispy Cheese Poppers at your next party or big event.

What You'll Need

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 fresh jalapeño pepper, stem and seeds removed, chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 18 wonton wrappers (from a 16-ounce package), thawed if frozen
  • 1 1/2 cup vegetable oil

What to Do

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, chopped jalapeño, and Parmesan cheese; mix well.
     
  2. Place a wonton wrapper on a flat work surface. Dip your fingers in a small bowl of water and moisten the edges of the wrapper. Place about 1 tablespoon of the cheese mixture in the center of the wrapper and fold diagonally to form a triangle. Seal the edges firmly with your fingers. Continue with the remaining cheese mixture and wonton wrappers.
     
  3. In a large deep skillet, heat the vegetable oil until hot but not smoking. Fry the wontons in batches for 30 seconds per side, or until crisp and golden. Remove with a slotted spoon to drain on a paper towel-lined platter. Serve immediately.

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