From the Kitchen of Tammy Gibbins (and a few other people)
Deep Fried Jalapeño Poppers
12 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 (8-ounce) package shredded cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon bacon bits
12 ounces jalapeno peppers, seeded and halved
1 cup milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup dry bread crumbs
In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese, cheddar cheese and bacon bits. Spoon this mixture into the jalapeño pepper halves.
Put the milk and flour into two separate small bowls. Dip the stuffed jalapenos first into the milk then into the flour, making sure they are well coated with each. Allow the coated jalapenos to dry for about 10 minutes.
Dip the jalapeños in milk again and roll them through the breadcrumbs. Allow them to dry, then repeat to ensure the entire surface of the jalapeño is coated.
In a medium skillet, heat the oil to 365°F. Deep fry the coated jalapeños 2 to 3 minutes each, until golden brown. Remove and let drain on a paper towel.
Many years ago my husband was on a cruise and one of the ports was somewhere in Jamaica. He’d had these pies on the island and fell in love with them. He always spoke of them fondly so I went scouring the internet for a […]