So we were at the store and saw some frozen jalapeño poppers, but figured they were awfully expensive, so why not make his own? We already had cream cheese for stuffing, so we bought some jalapeños and bread for crumbs and below is the result!
|Most of your ingredients- simple!|
|Your halved jalapeños and homemade breadcrumbs.|
|The stuffed jalapeños!|
|And here's your dredging setup, post-chilling.|
-cream cheese, flavored, mixed, or otherwise, for filling
-breadcrumbs or bread for breadcrumbs (toast, then pulse in food processor)
Halve the jalapeños and de-seed and de-vein to your preference.
Fill with your choice of cream cheese based filling. Chill.
Put egg in one bowl, well beaten, flour in a second bowl, and bread crumbs in a third.
Dredge the stuffed jalapeños in egg, flour, egg, and breadcrumbs.
Heat your skillet over medium heat. Place your jalapeños, however many will fit without crowding at a time, in the pan and fry until browned nicely.
Place jalapeños on a baking sheet and bake at 350 F for 5-7 minutes.
Serve with jam or your choice of sauce!
(p.s. next time the BF says he will try baking the jalapeños before stuffing so you don’t need to bake at the end for them to be tender.)
|Frying up the poppers- just don't let them go past brown to burnt!|
|And the finished product- enjoy!!|
love, rue (and BF)