Jalapeno poppers are just one of the many delicious things you can do with jalapenos. They’re extremely popular as a starter in many restaurants, particularly in the south. In just a few minutes you can make this restaurant-style appetizer better than you would find at any restaurant.
It takes some easy preparation, and one of the great things about these is that you can freeze them, and simply fry them from frozen for a few minutes before serving them. You can make a delicious dip with these by pulsing sour cream, lime juice, fresh coriander, fresh mint, and a few cloves of Roasted Garlic.
- Prep the bread crumbs by adding them to a food processor with the fresh coriander and pulsing until fine and well combined.
- Open the jalapenos by cutting vertically down one side of the jalapeno, then once vertically close to the stem to form a T you can open to fill.
- Combine the cream cheese, goat’s cheese, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and set aside while you remove the seeds from the peppers.
- Stuff each pepper evenly, force the opening closed then coat each jalapeno in flour, then egg wash, then the seasoned bread crumbs. If you want an extra crunch, double or triple dip the poppers in egg wash and the bread crumbs.
- Heat some vegetable oil to 350°F and fry each popper for 3 minutes, turning and moving occasionally.
- Drain the deep-fried jalapenos on a paper towel and let cool while you throw together the dipping sauce.
- Add the sour cream, lime juice, coriander, mint, and roasted garlic in a food processor then pulse until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.