So,since then I became a big fan of Jalapeno poppers and eventually learned the recipe and made them myself.
Few months ago, we tried the Jalapeno poppers from 'Chilies'.....and weren't so happy because they came from the freezer and we could smell the 'freezer aroma'. So this time, I did not take any chances and made the Poppers at home....
4 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup cheddar cheese
1 clove garlic finely minced
1tablespoon chopped cilantro
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 large egg (beaten)
1/2 cup bread crumbs
Oil for drizzle
1) Slit the jalapenos length wise and de seed them completely.Wear gloves if you are sensitive.The jalapenos for this recipe should be mildly 'hot'.Of course you wouldn't know that until you give them a taste!
2) Mix together cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic, cilantro,chili powder, salt, pepper to make the 'filling'. With a small spoon or a piping bag fill the de seeded jalapenos with the filling and press them shut.Or if you like the poppers 'super stuffed'...stuff in some extra filling!
5) Pre heat the oven to 350F . Drizzle the poppers with oil to help give 'brown' color and some crunch after baking.Bake for about 15-20 mins or so or until lightly browned.
Note: Some cheese may ooze out if baked longer or at high temperature.
If Frying= Heat oil in saucepan. Fry the coated chilled poppers 1-2 at a time till golden brown
6) Serve warm either just by themselves or with Ketchup/ marinara sauce.....enjoy the spice from the jalapenos, the tangyness from the cheese and the crunch from the coating! Yumm Yumm yumm!