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Appetizer Recipes

Jalapeno Poppers

Summary

Our sports-bar-worthy appetizer looks complicated, but trust us: These are as easy to make as they are to pop in your mouth. You'll love this spicy, crispy starter.

What You Need

  • 24 fresh jalapeño peppers (about 2 lb.)
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 40 RITZ Crackers, finely crushed (about 1-2/3 cups)
  • 2 cups oil

Instructions

  1. Cut lengthwise slit in top of each pepper; scrape out seeds and veins. Combine next 3 ingredients; spoon into peppers.
  2. Roll peppers in flour; dip in eggs, then roll in cracker crumbs to evenly coat. Place in single layer in shallow pan. Refrigerate 15 min.
  3. Heat oil in medium saucepan to 375ºF. Add peppers, in batches; cook 3 min. or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm.
Cooking time (duration)

Prep: 30 min. Total: 40 min.

Number of servings (yield)

24 servings

Category

Appetizer

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