Recipe by PAULA P
"Sharp Cheddar cheese is the rich, delicious filling for these spicy favorites! They are baked rather than deep fried. You'll want to pop them down one after another!"
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1 (8 ounce) package
cream cheese, softened
1 (8 ounce) package
shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
fresh jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
1 1/2 cups
crushed corn flake cereal
I give it 4 stars cuz it needs tweaking to be great...here's what you need to do:
after seeding the peppers you must blanche them in salted boiling water for 2 minutes
to the cream cheese mixture you need to add a few dashes of tobasco, a sprinling of chili powder and cayenne, some cilantro chopped very very finely, and a few real bacon bits.
let the mixture sit for a while before stuffing, the flavours need to mingle
you need to use seasoned breadcrumbs, but be sure to dredge them in FLOUR first, or else not enough egg will stick to the peppers, and in turn, not enough breadcrumbs will stick to them either...and do a double coating for extra crispiness! (and less oven leakage of cheese).
with these adjustments it is a winning recipe.
also, put the stuffed prepared peppers into the fridge for an hour before breading, this also cuts down on leakage because they are firmer.
some folks say they arent spicy enoug: this depends on your peppers. some jalapenos are hotten than others, just liek some aples are sweeter than others. if you notice you have a bland batch of ppers when you are sedding them (and belive me, you'll KNOW if you have a spicy batch from the coughing you'll do) save soem of the seeds, or add even more tobasco.
Bland. Suggest substituting cheese mixture with blue cheese and use Italian bread crumbs to give it a little more flavor
Very easy and tasty recipe. My husband and I had an assembly line making these little lovelies. As others suggested, we used colby/jack cheese instead of cheddar. Put the cheese mixture in a ziploc baggie and cut the corner. This way, you can pipe the mix in to the jalapeno with no mess! We also dredged them in flour before rolling in the egg. We also used the bread crumb mix instead of corn flakes. We ended up freezing them on the cookie sheet after they were cooled, then placed in a freezer bag for future use!
These are great! I added some mozzarella to the mix and dredged the peppers in flour mixed with cayenne, paprika, thyme, and garlic powder before re-dipping them in the egg, and then Italian breadcrumbs (which I used in lieu of the corn flakes). I baked them in a muffin tin, 3 to a cup, and that helped hold them together and keep the cheese in. Halfway through baking I sprayed them with Pam which helped to brown. They were very comparable to the deep fried version and I had to keep myself from eating the whole batch! They are VERY messy and TIME CONSUMING to make, however, so they will not be a regular, but as a special treat they are nice...
I explored the internet and included many recipes from "allrecipes" for the best tasting jalapeno popper. I chose this recipe based on the baking method, rather then fried. I followed this recipe to the "T" and found it easy to pipe in the filling, (using the ol' corner of baggie method) and gently rolling the peppers in milk/egg, then cornflake crumbs. Not hard at all, milk, egg mixture really stuck to pepper, and cornflake crumbs a perfect combination.
Was delicious! Family ate all, (and had quite few from garden). I really like the baked part, honestly didn't miss the "fried" mess that usually comes with frying. Really worth a very small effort!
Everyone at my party loved these! My only suggestion is that you dip the peppers in a little flour before dipping in the egg because the cornflakes didn't stick to the peppers.
I used bread crumbs instead of cornflakes. Put them in the freezer before baking to try and get the cheese to stay put. Definitely would recommend cooking the jalapenos before stuffing them.
These were really good. I didn't have corn flakes, so I breaded them with italian bread crumbs, dunked in the egg mix again and then breaded once more. The crust stayed on beautifully! An idea too, I left the stems on as best I could so I had something to hold on to while dipping and breading. Definitely a lot healthier than the fried version. This is a regular at my house now.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Jalapeno Poppers I
Serving Size: 1/15 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 15
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 124
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