Friday, July 18, 2008

Jalapeno Poppers


1 quart oil for deep frying
10 jalapeno chile peppers
1 cup softened cream cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup Italian-style seasoned bread crumbs


1. Preheat the broiler.
2. Heat oil in a large, heavy saucepan .
3. Arrange jalapeno chile peppers on a medium baking sheet and place in the broiler approximately 5 minutes, turning once, until lightly browned.
4. Remove from heat and place in a small airtight container.
5. Whip together cream cheese, cilantro, garlic, salt and pepper.
6. Beat eggs in a small bowl and Italian-style seasoned bread crumbs in separate for the breading process.
7. Remove jalapenos from container and remove skins and stems. Cut off tops and remove seeds. 8. Stuff each pepper with equal amounts of the cream cheese mixture.
9. Roll in the eggs, then coat with bread crumbs.
10. In batches, deep fry stuffed, coated jalapenos in the prepared oil 5 minutes, or until golden brown.
11. Drain on paper towels.

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