Monday, September 10, 2007

Jalapeño Poppers

OK, I stole this recipe from this website, but these are delightful and extraordinarily addictive, even to those in my family who don't like spicy things. They are surprisingly not that spicy. I also modified it a wee bit.

12 jalapeños
1 8oz. tub of whipped cream cheese (although regular would probably do, I just got this so that it would be extra spreadable)
1/2 lb. bacon

Cut jalapeños in half, length-wise. Remove seeds and white membranes with a knife or spoon. If you want them to be spicy, leave a little in. Smear cream cheese into each jalapeño half, being generous. Cut bacon into 1/3 strips. Wrap each jalapeño half with 1/3 strip of bacon. Secure by sticking a toothpick through the middle.

At this point you can freeze them, which I did, until about a half hour before serving.

Bake on a broiler pan (to catch the bacon grease underneath) in a 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes. Then broil for 1-3 minutes until the bacon looks brown and cooked on top.

Serve immediately.


Alicia said...

I made these from that website as well and they were super good! Eye-watering spicy if you leave some of the seeds in. I used regular cream cheese- I will have to try the whipped kind- I bet it is better. Not quite so good as leftovers.

Jen said...

Bacon makes everything better.

I should stitch that on a pillow.

scottandlesley said...

Oh yum. Yum Yum Yum. I am going to make that for dinner. If it uses a recipe, it counts as dinner, right?