1.24.2013

Jalapeño Cream Cheese Poppers

In college, my best friend and I had a little obsession. I would save the money I got on my meal card each week and instead of vegetables, I used it on creamy chicken ramen and a little special treat. Like every day. We'd bake them late at night, sneak them to our room, talk about the weirdos we were dating and the ones we wished we were dating, and devour them.
Poppers.
Poppers and Dove Chocolates. We also sat around, ate those, and read all those little quotes on them. Sometimes we cried at those sappy little sayings, usually stupid boys were behind those tears.
It's OK, we found ourselves some men to replace those boys.

SO, you can imagine what my thoughts fleeted toward when talk of Supabowl came up.
Poppers.
But without all the artificial ingredients.

Most important words of advice: wear gloves.
Your hands will explode if you de-seed and cut all these jalapeños without them.
I've warned you. Let's proceed.
Slice those babies in half and get rid of all of the innards. That's where all the heat is. If you want some heat, leave some in, but I felt they were heated enough.
Next, mix your filling. Fill the jalapeños, coat them with flour, egg mixture, then the crispy panko crumbs, and pop them in the oven to get all spicy, crispy, and gooey.
Ahhhhh, poppers.....


Jalapeño Cream Cheese Poppers
Ingredients
10 jalapeños
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 c monterey jack cheese
1/8 c salsa verde
1 egg
2 T milk
1/2 c flour
1 c panko bread crumbs
1 t paprika
1 salt, divided
Directions
1. Prepare jalapeños by washing, cutting in half, and deseeding. WEAR GLOVES!
2. Mix softened cream cheese, monterey jack cheese, salsa verde, and 1/2 t salt.
3. Whisk egg and milk in one bowl.
4. Place flour in another bowl.
5. Mix panko crumbs, paprika, and remaining 1/2 t salt in third bowl.
6. Fill each jalapeño half with cream cheese mixture so it reaches the top of the jalapeño.
7. Coat cream cheese-filled jalapeños with flour, then egg mixture, then panko crumbs mixture.
8. Line cookie sheet with foil, spray foil with cooking spray. Place jalapeños on foil and spray jalapeños with cooking spray as well. Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes or until poppers are lightly browned and cheese is oozing out sides.
20 poppers


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2 comments:

  1. I LOVE stuffed peppers. Can't wait to try this!

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  2. mmmmmmmm love jalapeno poppers! These looks awesome!

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