Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Baked Jalapeno Poppers
BAKED JALAPENO POPPERS
12 jalapeno peppers (or other similar peppers- like Macho Nacho)
4 oz. mozzarella or colby jack cheese, grated (both are great!)
3 oz. softened cream cheese
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. chili powder (optional)
3/4 cup bread crumbs- regular or panko
2 eggs- whisked
Cut each pepper in half lengthwise. Scrape out and discard seeds and ribs. Set aside.
In a small bowl combine shredded cheese, cream cheese and spices. Mix well with fork.
1st bowl- slightly beaten eggs
2nd bowl- bread crumbs
3rd- lightly sprayed baking sheet
Fill each pepper half with a little of the cheese mixture. Press into pepper to make sure you have it filled.
Dip filled pepper in egg, then roll in bread crumbs (bread crumbs will mainly just stick to cheese filling) and place on cookie sheet.
Bake at 325 degrees until peppers are tender and top is golden brown. Serve warm.