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Jalapeno Poppers

Submitted by: JustRightMenus

Categories: The Produce Box, jalapenos, party food, snack

From the kitchen of:

The Produce Box newsletter 2010


1 8 oz package of cream cheese, softened

1 c. shredded Mexican blend cheese

8-12 jalapenos

All purpose flour

1 c. milk

Plain bread crumbs

1 tsp Southern spice blend, or other Southern or Cajun spice blend

Oil for frying



Prepare jalapenos while wearing gloves. Cut them in half lengthwise and remove seeds and the white ribs inside the peppers. DO NOT AT ANY TIME TOUCH YOURSELF WITH YOUR GLOVED HANDS. The heat from the peppers will also clear your sinuses while you are preparing them, so be pwarned, you may have to take a break or periodically turn your head away from the peppers.

Place prepared peppers on a cookie sheet.

Mix softened cream cheese, shredded cheese, and seasoning blend.

Don't remove those gloves just yet! Place cheese in peppers and mound up a little.

Prepare separate bowls of milk, flour, and bread crumbs. You can remove the gloves now.

Dip each pepper in:
1 - Milk
2 - Flour
3 - Milk
4 - Breadcrumbs
5 - Milk
6 - Breadcrumbs again

Repeat the milk and breadcrumbs again inf needed, to cover up all the pepper and cheese.

Place each breaded popper back on the baking sheet and preheat the oil to 375°.

Fry each pepper for 2-3 minutes, until browned - but not so much that the cheese starts to escape.

Serve with sour cream, salsa, guacamole ... and enjoy!