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…)