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Jalapeno (Oven baked) Poppers

  • Category: Appetizer
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  • Town/State: Sonora, CA
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Cooking time: 25 minutes

I LOVE these appetizers and was so happy to know I could make them at home- without using a deep fryer! Now you can too! I combined several recipes & techniques to come up with this gem.

Amount Measure Ingredients
12 whole Jalapenos (with stem)
8 oz softened cream cheese
    Mozzarella Cheese
2   eggs
2 Tbsp milk
1 cup fine breadcrumbs
    Cayenne, Cumin, Salt, Pepper, Paprika

To prepare:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Slice each pepper in half lengthwise (do not remove stem)
  3. Remove seeds & ribs
  4. Rinse & Dry well
  5. Place on plate cover w/plastic wrap & microwave for 3 minutes
  6. Mix cream cheese, Mozzarella, ½ teaspoon each Cayenne & Cumin
  7. Fill the peppers with cheese mixture
  8. Beat eggs, milk. Add ½ teaspoon of: Cayenne, Cumin, Salt, Pepper, Paprika
  9. Dip filled pepper in egg mixture, roll in breadcrumbs…pressing to coat.
  10. Place peppers, cut side up on lightly greased sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes