Jalapeno Poppers

Greg Fuller


These poppers taste just like the ones you buy in the store, but they're made with fresh ingredients and no preservatives!

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20 Min
5 Min
Deep Fry


jalapenos, fresh
1 lb
cheddar cheese
8 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
1 c
all purpose flour for dredging
1 large
1 c
lowfat milk
1 1/2 c
bread crumbs
oil for frying


1Cut the stem end off the jalapenos and Slice them in half lengthwise.
2Using a spoon, scrape all the seeds out. If you like a little heat you can leave some or all of the membranes in there.
3Mix together the cream cheese and cheddar cheese until well blended.
4Stuff each pepper with about a tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture.
5Whisk together the egg and milk, then dip the peppers in the mixture and dredge in the flour. Let the coated peppers rest for about 10 minutes. Don't skip this step, or the coating won't stick.
6Preheat oil to 350 degrees.
7After 10 minutes has passed, dip the peppers back into the egg/milk mixture and coat with the breadcrumbs.
8Fry poppers in batches for 1-2 minutes until golden brown. If you fry them much longer, the cheese will begin to ooze out, so keep an eye on them.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American