Crispy Jalapeno Poppers

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May. 22, 2014

What could be better than fried Jalapeno Poppers on Rainy, windy day? I love to prepare fried stuff on rainy, cold day. Jalapeno poppers are perfect since they are nice and crispy whether you fry or bake them.


Jalapeno pepper 10 , halved, seeded
Cream cheese 8 Ounce , room temperature
Shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Garlic cloves 3 , minced (Optional)
Salt 1 Dash
Panko bread crumbs 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For deep frying)
For cornstarch batter
Corn starch/Plain flour 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Salt To Taste
Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , as needed



1. Line a tray with foil.



2. In a mixing bowl, mix together cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic and salt, mix well.

3. Stuff the cheese mixture in jalapeno halves and bring every 2 halves together to make whole jalapenos.

4. In a mixing bowl, mix together cornstarch and salt. Add enough water to get a batter consistency, mix again.

5. Dip jalapeno, one at time into the batter and then in bread crumbs, place on the prepared tray. Repeat to get a double layered coating, repeat once more, if desired.

6. In a wok heat oil and fry the coated jalapeno until crisp and brown.



7. Serve with your favorite dip.


Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 5