Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cheesy Jalapeno Poppers (Frugal Food Thursday)

jalapeno poppers
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Happy New Year!  I love to make appetizers on New Year's Eve day to enjoy in the evening while we wait for the New Year to arrive.  Here is one of my absolute favorite appetizers, which I'm rerunning from last year: Cheesy Jalapeno Poppers.

The poppers are a little spicy, though not as much as you might expect, since the creamy cheesy filling cuts the bite of the jalapeno.  And they're delicious!  Though I must admit that this is not the most healthy of recipes, it's certainly fine occasionally.  And certainly it is much less expensive than buying them at the store.

I modified this recipe from one I found on Allrecipes.com.  Make sure to wear gloves when you seed the peppers (removing the membranes as well) and not to touch your eyes.  I learned this lesson the hard way!

Jalapeno Poppers

4 oz. cream cheese, softened
4 oz. shredded Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese
8 jalapeno peppers, seeded and halved
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup bread crumbs
oil for frying

In a bowl, mix the cream cheese and shredded cheese.  Spoon mixture into halved jalapenos.  Put milk, flour, and bread crumbs into separate bowls.  Dip the stuffed jalapenos into the milk, then into the flour.  Allow to dry for 10 minutes.  Dip the pepper halves into the milk again and then into the breadcrumbs, and let dry again.

In a skillet, heat the oil and deep fry the jalapenos until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes each.  Remove and drain on a paper towel.

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9 comments:

Jessica December 29, 2011 at 5:27 AM  

Thank you for hosting! Today I posted a 5 spice shortbread.

http://naturallivingsocal.blogspot.com/2011/12/5-spice-shortbread-cookies-low-in-sugar.html

Pat @ Elegantly, Gluten-Free December 29, 2011 at 1:37 PM  

Your poppers look so good -- I'm sure my family and I would both love them. They'd be great for a New Year's treat! I've linked a favorite winter meal of ours that is easier and more economical than my family thinks -- Beef Pot Roast in the Crockpot.

Happy New Year to you and your family!

mjskit December 29, 2011 at 7:18 PM  

Jalapeno poppers are a great treat for New Years! Your recipe looks really, really good! Thanks for hosting Frugal Food Thursday. I've linked up a quick and easy appetizer.

Amy December 30, 2011 at 1:55 AM  

First time here via a little Nosh linky...Linked stuffed Capsicum & Noodles Fritters(Birds Nest).I am attracted to Jalapeno recipe & will try...
Would like if you join with my event Midweek Fiesta

Added to my event list & hope to join weekly....

Miz Helen December 31, 2011 at 11:09 AM  

Love those Poppers, a great recipe for all the holiday parties. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Happy New Year to you and your family and Abundant Blessings in 2012!
Miz Helen

Kristin December 31, 2011 at 2:10 PM  

I love Jalapeno Poppers. I have a great recipe for Jalapeno Popper Dip on my blog. It's my go-to appetizer. http://kedarhower.blogspot.com/2011/09/jalapeno-popper-dip.html

On a completely unrelated note, I'm linking some of my favorite oatmeal up to your Frugal Food party!

Stacy @ Faith and Family January 2, 2012 at 8:58 AM  

Thanks for sharing at Menu Mondays! I'll have to give these a try. I love jalapeno poppers!

April @ The 21st Century Housewife January 3, 2012 at 11:40 AM  

Your Cheesy Jalepeno Poppers sound wonderful. I've had fried Jalepeno peppers before and they were very yummy, but I've never had them stuffed with cheese. What a fantastic idea! Thank you for sharing this yummy appetiser with the Hearth and Soul hop.

Teri@thefreshmancook January 24, 2012 at 4:13 PM  

Thanks for linking up to my Super Bowl Eats and Treats Party! The jalapeno poppers look fantastic, and I am looking forward to trying the recipe very soon!

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