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Jalapeño, Cream Cheese, and Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich

30 Apr

Jalapeño, Cream Cheese, and Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Apparently April is National Grilled Cheese Month! I have never heard of this before, but who am I to complain? I love me a grilled cheese sandwich, so I thought I better squeeze this Jalapeño, Cream Cheese, and Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe in before the month officially comes to a close.

Jalapeño, Cream Cheese, and Cheddar Grilled Cheese

There’s something extremely comforting about eating grilled cheese. My grandma used to make grilled cheese sandwiches and soup for us every Sunday after we got home from church. I would always be absolutely staaarving (as children usually think they are) and subsequently thought that a can of Campbell’s soup and a regular grilled cheese sandwich never tasted better.

Jalapeño, Cream Cheese, and Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich

It’s pretty hard to mess up grilled cheese. Melty cheese + bread = a solid win. However, I distinctly remember the grilled cheese served in my school’s cafeteria lunches. They called it “toasted cheese,” which is a bit of a red flag. Why not just call it grilled cheese? What have you done to destroy this holy classic sandwich? Looking back, I think the problem was that it had too much cheese. Which may sound strange. But really, with cafeteria lunches, anything is possible. However, let’s turn away from the mistake grilled cheeses and turn to the right one.

Jalapeno, Cream Cheese, and Cheddar Grilled Cheese

A few weeks ago, I ventured to a quaint restaurant, Pop’s, which exclusively sells grilled cheese and homemade ice cream. The idea is pretty great. I tried a grilled cheese with jalapeños and cream cheese. It was good and I loved the idea, so of course I wanted to re-create it myself. I use fresh jalapeños, cream cheese, freshly grated cheddar cheese, and a pinch of chili powder, which really takes this up a notch. (more…)

Jalapeño Poppers

26 Sep

When my little brother was a toddler, he liked to eat lemons. Scratch that. We liked to give him lemons and watch him make a sour, puckered-up face after tasting them. It was so cute. And it wasn’t as mean as you might think, because even though he made the funniest face after sucking on one, he always reached for it again and again. So we weren’t just torturing him. Moral of the story: Lemons are fun to feed to kids.

Jalapeño poppers, on the other hand, are fun to feed to adults. And they’re not as spicy as I once thought. They usually don’t induce any spicy-hot, teared-up faces. These have just the right amount of heat with the seeds removed.

This is actually the first time I’ve ever made jalapeño poppers, and I’m pretty pleased with them.

Cut off the stems, cut in half, then remove the seeds.

Mix together all of your cheeses and chopped bacon.

Fill each half with cheesy goodness.

Dip each pepper in egg mixture, then in bread crumbs. Then let ’em sit out and dry for 10 minutes. Then repeat with each coating before frying.

Fry for 4 to 6 minutes until golden brown.

Mmmmm … looks tasty from the outside!

Mmmm … is tasty on the inside!! (more…)