Awesome Jalapeno Poppers

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These poppers are fantastic and a common request whenever it is my husband's turn to host poker! A little effort, but it's worth it!

"I once asked my wife to core the jalapenos while I was at work. We were having a garden party and there were about 50 peppers to prepare.

Unfortunately I didn't tell her to where gloves. Her hands were burn't red from the pepper oils and I had to take her to the hospital. I don't think she'll ever forgive me for that. Be warned if your making a lot of these where gloves!!"

- Sargasso

Top-ranked recipe named "Awesome Jalapeno Poppers"

4.7 avg, 37 review(s) 89% would make again


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12 ounce Cream cheese; softened
8 ounce Cheddar cheese; shredded
3 slices Bacon; cooked, finely chopped
14 ounces Jalapeno peppers; seeded, halved
0.75 cup Milk
0.75 cup all purpose flour
1.25 cup Dry bread crumbs
2 quart Vegetable oil

Original recipe makes 32



**When preparing your jalapeno peppers for this recipe (de-seeding and de-veining), please consider wearing gloves, if you think you might have any irritation. It is not always necessary, but may be a good idea as a precaution.

1. In a mixing bowl, combine your cream cheese, cheddar cheese and chopped bacon. Spoon your mixture into the jalapeno halves creating a mound on top.

2. Add the milk, flour and bread crumbs into 3 separate pie plates or shallow bowls.

3. Dip your stuffed jalapenos into the milk, then the flour and let rest for 10 minutes to dry. Discard flour, as you will not need it any more.

3. Dip your stuffed jalapenos again into the milk, then roll them into the breadcrumbs. Let rest for 10 minutes to dry.

4. Dip your stuffed jalapenos again into the milk and then the breadcrumbs, making sure that you are completely coating the pepper in the breadcrumbs, as much as possible.

5. Heat oil in either a medium skillet or fryer to 365 degrees F (180 C) and fry for approximately 2 minutes and 30 seconds, until golden brown. Remove and let it drain on a paper towel lined plate.

Enjoy with cool sour cream.


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I may have cooked them too hot but the peppers weren't tender enough. I will make them again but may blanch the peppers before stuffing them. My husband doesn't like cream cheese so I made some for him with cheddar and American cheese mixed together. Worked great.
csuzcook 2 months ago
Yum! Ended up delaying preparing these after prepping the peppers so froze then thawed them (unstuffed) and still worked well. Definitely leave some veins or add cayenne to the cream cheese if you have wimpy peppers.
BarefootCook 2 months ago
Recipe was good I would recommend using house of Autry as a seasoning and possibly leaving in some of the veins since they weren't that hot.
Greyghost28 2 months ago
Soo delicious!!! My fiancé loved them, as did my entire family! Well worth the effort. Thank you for the recipe!
Kliz052288 9 months ago
Not bad, I also used panco bread crumbs and they were soo crunchy! Unfortunately my jalapeños weren't hot at all :( need to find some hot ones...great though. From NewZealand
harrietgriffin 10 months ago
Awesome is an understatement. These are going to be made regularly from now on.
ChrisFMulah 1 year ago
queenraw 1 year ago
Looking forward to making these!
kathleenking90 1 year ago
booskig 1 year ago
Amazing!! My boyfriend never eats my food but he loves these!
Alicef91 1 year ago
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