Cheesy Jalapeño Poppers

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Cheesy Jalapeño Poppers
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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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Ready in
20 m
16
Servings
502
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 16 jalapeños
  • 6 Ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 3/4 Cup finely shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 3 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
49g
76%
Sugar
1g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
39%
Cholesterol
58mg
19%
Protein
6g
12%
Carbs
10g
3%
Vitamin A
86µg
10%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.5%
Vitamin C
17mg
28%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
8mg
39%
Vitamin K
32µg
41%
Calcium
125mg
12%
Fiber
0.7g
3%
Folate (food)
13µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
23µg
6%
Folic acid
6µg
N/A
Iron
0.6mg
3.4%
Magnesium
9mg
2%
Monounsaturated
28g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.4mg
2.2%
Phosphorus
93mg
13%
Polyunsaturated
12g
N/A
Potassium
77mg
2%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
7.9%
Sodium
145mg
6%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
0.6mg
4%

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