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Loaded Jalapeno Poppers

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Need something tasty to tide your hungry gang over before dinner's served? Well, who could resist popping our Loaded Jalapeno Poppers in their mouth! They're a little bit hot, a little bit smoky, a little bit creamy, and a whole lot of tasty!

Makes: 2 dozen

Cooking Time: 20 min

Ingredients
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons bacon bits
  • 12 fresh jalapeno peppers, split in half lengthwise, cutting through stems, seeds removed
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • Vegetable oil for frying
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, and bacon bits. Firmly press a heaping teaspoonful of cheese mixture into each pepper half. Cover and chill 1 hour.

  2. Place flour, eggs, and bread crumbs in 3 separate shallow dishes. Dip stuffed pepper halves into flour, then eggs, then bread crumbs, coating thoroughly with each.

  3. Fill a large saucepan or soup pot with 2 inches of oil and heat over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Carefully fry a few peppers at a time, 1 to 3 minutes, or until golden. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.

Read more at http://www.mrfood.com/Appetizers/Loaded-Jalapeno-Poppers#YRuGIYI4axYFAWwA.99

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