Homemade Jalapeno Poppers

I really like the idea of the Jalapeno Poppers that they sell in the stores but I have always been disappointed with the flavor and quality. So I am attempting to make my own.

The method is pretty straight forward slice whole Jalapenos in half stuff with some cheese and freeze. Once they are frozen bread them and then deep fry.

I mixed breading and a little tortilla chip crumbs for the breading. I think next time I will just go strait bread crumbs next time. As for the cheese I’m going to use shredded Colby Jack so it will fit into the jalapenos better than a chunk of cheese.

So lets get started you will need:

Your deep frying rig.

1 11 oz Can of Whole Jalapenos
6 oz Grated Colby Jack Cheese
1/2 cup Flour
1 Egg
1/2 Cup Milk
1 tsp Granulated Garlic (Not Garlic Salt)
1/2 tsp Cumin
2 tsp Chili Powder
2 cups Bread Crumbs

Cut 8 Jalapenos in half and remove seeds.

Smoosh the cheese into a shape that will fit into the jalapenos. Once you have them all stuffed place them in the freezer on a sheet pan. Place some parchment paper on the pan to keep them from sticking to the sheet pan.

While the stuffed Jalapenos are freezing prepare your breading station. Mix the egg with the milk, combine the flour and spices and plase in a shallow container, finaly put the bread crumbs in a simular shallow pan.

Once the jalapenos are frozen solid start the breading process. Flour then egg wash and then bread crumbs. Repeat with each jalapeno popper. Once you have breaded them all you will need to bread them again. Just egg wash and bread crumbs this time around.

Once you have gone through the breading process put them back into the freezer for at least 15 to 20 minutes to set the breading.

Bring your frying rig up to heat get the Jalapeno poppers out of the freezer and cook about 4 to 6 at a time.

These will need constant attention because they can go from melty golden brown deliciousness to empty husks in a matter of seconds.

Once they float and are golden brown pluck them from the oil and drain.

Serve and enjoy!.


3 Responses to “Homemade Jalapeno Poppers”

  1. Jonathan says:

    hey…great recipe it worked perfectly for me…2 thumbs up

  2. Chef Benwa says:

    Good, I’m glad they worked out for you. Just in time for the Super Bowl too.

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