Make a Great Tasting Jalapeno Popper for Parties
Tasty Jalapeno Poppers!
This is a recipe for a simple and easy popper recipe that doesnt require you to deep fry in fat to have a popper. There is one thing that you want to remember when you are dealing with Jalapeno is to always wash your hands after cutting them and removing the seeds, Also dont rub your eyes or scratch yourselves because you will cause irrattation to your skin. I suggest that you boil your poppers if you dont like your poppers to spicy and easy on your stomach.
Step 1: Ingredients!
The first thing you will want to do is to have all your ingredients together before starting. I would use about 2 pounds of Jalapeno's. You will need a 16 ounce container of cream cheese, Around 2 pounds of bacon, cut in half, and toothpicks.
Step 2: Cutting The Jalapeno's!
I would recommend that anyone dealing with the Jalapeno's wear rubber gloves due to the juices left from the poppers. I havent found any way to get the juice off from your hands when you are done cutting them. I cut the peppers lengthwise down the center to create or form small boats, I then remove all the seeds. Make sure you get them all out because otherwise you will take a bite and get a spicy mouth full. I then will boil them on the stove for just a little while to decrease the spiciness of them. This part is optional as some taste buds are better equiped to deal with hotness then others. Once this is done move onto step 2!
Step 3: Preparing the poppers.
To prepare your poppers I simply start by taking a knife full of creamcheese and filling the half of pepper with the cheese and then take a slice of bacon, (the half slice of bacon) and wrap it around the cream cheese and pepper. Once this is done you will need to insert a toothpick to hold the bacon on the pepper and to have something to grab ahold of while turning them over. You then place it on a cookie sheet for the oven or you want to place it on the hot grill while cooking outside for your BBQ, You continue doing this until all poppers are done or until you feel that you have enough. You can always freeze the peppers that you dont use and save them for the next time. I would recommend that you cook them until you know that the bacon is done and at the tempature that you feel you are comfortable with. This is one of the easiest recipes that I have come across and once I started using it I havent went back to a regular popper since.