Jul 7, 2014

Monday Make Me Smile-Jalapeno Poppers

Let me go ahead and tell you...these things made me smile, my man smile, my daughters smile and my soninloves smile! I think WE ALL SMILED!

Fresh Jalapenos out of my garden....I had around 10-12 peppers.Cut oblong in half. This gives you  20-22 peppers. You can half this recipe also. Take a spoon and scrape all seeds and membranes out. Wash good and drain. TIP: If you do not scrape all the seeds and membranes out I can assure you they will be HOTTER than a FIRECRACKER!

Mix up your filling for the peppers. For my large batch I mixed: 8 oz cream cheese room temperature with 1/2 to 3/4 cups of shredded cheese. What ever kind you choose. * I used Sharp*

Scoop cheese mixture into your little boats (is what I called them) Evenly as possible. Pack it in the boats good. I placed mine in the frig. to get cold for about 30 minutes. But you can leave in the frig. as long as you like.

Get your mixture ready. You will need three bowls. In the first bowl put 1 cup of all purpose flour with a pinch of salt and I also put a pinch of dried parsley that I had harvested but it isn't necessary. 2nd bowl: 1 cup milk. 3rd bowl: 1 cup of breadcrumbs. Plain or seasoned. (Your choice)

Start the process: Take filled Jalapenos and coat in milk and then in the flour and place back on your plate. After they are all coated then place in frig. for 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes take Jalapenos and coat in milk again and then roll in bread crumbs. Place back in your frig. for another 15 minutes.

DEEP FRY TIME! Put enough oil in your pan that it covers your poppers.Once oil is hot enough toss your poppers in the oil. DO NOT OVER CROWD. If you are frying quite a few you will do this in batches. Fry for 3 minutes. Take out and drain on paper towel and let them cool.

OOH.....look at that cheese oozing out!

Pretty and brown....

Crispy and oh so good.........I had some left and heated them up in the oven the next day. Was just as good!

Dang, I am going to have my own cooking show before it's over with!

TRY THEM...they will make you smile!

Hugs and blessings, Cindy


  1. I'm going to be the first in line to get an autographed copy of your first cookbook!!! Those look awesome.... no wonder all of your family was smiling! HOPE you have a great day, my friend.

  2. Dang Cindy! You are making my mouth water and it's barely past breakfast! This will be a must fix at my house.
    Connie Royals

  3. Go ahead...have your own cooking show! I'd be the first viewer! Your recipes always sound so delicious. I will need to try this one...my hubby will LOVE them! Thanks so much, Cindy, for sharing!

  4. I'd watch that!! These are making my mouth water..amazing!!! I've made them before but never breaded or deep fried. Oh yum! And fresh from the garden, even better!! We have some growing in my daughter's garden so we'll see how they do and maybe we can make some too!

  5. I love hot stuff so I know I would love these, Cindy. Thank you for praying for Rea. She is doing well with the chemo treatments. She will have the tumor resected in 2 weeks. Please pray so it had shrunk enough to be easily taken out. I am only home for another 2 weeks and I am already booked to fly in time for her surgery.....Christine

  6. Hi Cindy, yes you will have your own show if you keep sharing great recipes like this one. I would surly tune in~~WOW these look so good. Thanks for sharing and the great photos. Now I'm hungry!!


So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy