Jalapeño Poppers


These moreish "poppers" are crispy, breadcrumbed jalapeño peppers filled with cream cheese. This recipe makes 8 jalapeño poppers and is ready in 25 minutes.

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Jalapeño poppers
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2015-02-24, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 25 minutes.

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Updated at: 28-09-2023

25 minutes 4 people Snacks
Jalapeño poppers


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  • 8 jalapeño peppers
  • 75 grams of plain cream cheese
  • 55 grams of goat cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 large egg
  • Splash of whole milk
  • Panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
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  • Deep fryer, or thick based frying pan
  • 2 x bowls for mixing
  • Piping bag, or spoon

Jalapeño Poppers

25 minutes 4 people Snacks

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Preparation 15 minutes

Mix the cream cheese, goat cheese, cumin and cayenne pepper together to make a soft and smooth cheese filling. Cut a slit in the jalapeño peppers, lengthwise, on one side and scoop out the seeds.

Fill the peppers with the cheese mixture; it is best to use a piping bag for this. A spoon also works, but is more cumbersome. Beat the egg and milk together in a bowl.

Mix the flour together with plenty of panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) in another bowl.

Breadcrumb the jalapeño peppers by first dipping them in the egg mixture and then in the panko and flour mixture. Repeat this step as necessary.

Jalapeño poppers
Jalapeño poppers

Fry the jalapeño peppers 10 minutes

Heat sunflower oil (or other vegetable oil) to a temperature of 170 degrees Celsius in a deep fryer or a heavy-based frying pan. Carefully fry the breaded jalapeño peppers.

Fry the peppers until golden brown. Serve immediately, and enjoy your meal!

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