Best Ever Jalapeno Poppers

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Best Ever Jalapeno Poppers
Best Ever Jalapeno Poppers
Best Ever Jalapeno Poppers
I fixed these for a New Year's party last year and panicked becase I thought I lost the recipe! These are fantastic! These are great to make ahead and then freeze. Once they were hard, I popped them into a gallon freezer bag and we can take them out as we please without going through the hassel of preparing them. They cook great from frozen.

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
2 quarts oil for frying

In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese, Cheddar cheese and bacon bits. Spoon this mixture into the jalapeno 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 jalapenos in milk again and roll them through the breadcrumbs. Allow them to dry, then repeat to ensure the entire surface of the jalapeno is coated.

In a medium skillet, heat the oil to 365 degrees F ( 180 degrees C). Deep fry the coated jalapenos 2 to 3 minutes each, until golden brown. Remove and let drain on a paper towel.