I was feeling a bit bored. So I looked in the pantry to see what I can whip up real quick. Came across these Jalapeno Peppers and figured why not make some Poppers.
This recipe is pretty basic and will satisfy the craving for something crunchy. There was no need for a special trip to the grocery store. I just used what I had. But feel free to substitute using your favorite items.
- 1 pkg whole jalapeno peppers
- 5 oz. Goat cheese*
- Bacon bites
- 1 tsp finely chopped red bell pepper
- Basil finely chopped
- 1/2 cup cornflakes
- 3 tbsp cornmeal
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 cups buttermilk
Mix Goat cheese, basil, bacon and bell pepper until smooth. In a separate bowl, blend dry coating ingredients and set aside. In another bowl pour buttermilk.
Wash and dry Jalapeno peppers. Cut each peppers open, and remove seeds. Open as wide as you can and spoon cheese filling into the peppers. Carefully roll in dry coating mixture, dip in buttermilk, and roll in the dry coating again. In a large sauce pan, heat enough cooking oil and cook until golden brown. Garnish with parsley and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
* Typically I would have used cream cheese and white cheddar. But the goat cheese was surprising good in this dish also.
6 thoughts on “Crunchy Jalapeno Poppers”
They look tasty but sadly jalapeno just don’t like me – I can enjoy other chilli inspired things but strangely not jalapenos! Had a chilli treat last week myself – from a Jamie Oliver cookbook (Comfort Foods) – chicken satay – this version had all sorts in it, not my usual recipe, with curry powder and chillis too. Went down a treat with the family. I shall show your recipe to my hubby to see if he fancies making it sometime – I just will miss out !
I know what you mean. Years back it was an issue for me, but fast forward 20 years and these peppers became my friends. I love the mostly in my Thai dishes. Any particular chilli dish you fancy? Maybe I can give it a spin.
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Ooh I will have a think !
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Wow! the poppers look great 🙂
Thank you. They were tasty too.
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