Cheesy Jalapeño Poppers

Cheesy Jalapeño Poppers
Staff Writer

acozykitchen.com

Even those who usually choose to skip spicy food will like these poppers. A jalapeño stuffed with cream and cheese and then breaded and fried is the epitome of indulgent food: it's cheesy, it's greasy, and it's fried. 

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16
Servings
425
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 16  jalapeños
  • 6  Ounces  cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 3/4  Cup  finely shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2  Cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  cumin
  • Pinch of  freshly ground black pepper
  • 2  Cups  panko breadcrumbs
  • Pinch of  kosher salt
  • 3  Cups  canola oil

Directions

Make a slit down the middle of each jalapeño, being sure to keep the stem end intact, and slice off the end. Using a small spoon (I used an espresso spoon), scoop out the membrane and seeds.

In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese, Monterey Jack, cumin, salt and pepper.

Add the canola oil to a medium pot (or cast-iron skillet) and heat to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with paper towels and set aside.

Meanwhile, stuff each jalapeño with a small spoonful of cheese mixture.

Add the flour, egg, and breadcrumbs into 3 different bowls. In batches, dip jalapeños in the flour, egg, panko breadcrumbs, and then dip once more in egg and panko breadcrumbs. Transfer to hot oil and fry until golden brown, 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer to paper towels to drain and serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
42g
60%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
9g
7%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
19µg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
27µg
30%
Calcium, Ca
64mg
6%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
2µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
4mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
18mg
3%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
150mg
10%
Water
11g
0%

Cheesy Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Cheesy Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.