Jalapeno poppers are a true mystery to the uninitiated, but once enjoyed, they are sure to become a staple and future favorite for any festive southwest themed meal, especially if they are made from scratch. Homemade jalapeno poppers are much easier to make than they may appear in their finished state, and it is also possible to prepare them in advance of a party or special occasion and then freeze them, to thaw and bake later just in time for the festivities. The spicy hot zing of the fresh jalapeno balanced against the creamy neutrality of the cream cheese gives jalapeno poppers their unique, zesty charm. Try this easy recipe for homemade jalapeno poppers and be the hit at your next gathering!
To begin, mix the cream cheese and the freshly grated cheese together in a mixing bowl. Spread the cheese mixture evenly into each half of the 12-jalapeno peppers. In two small bowls, put the cup of milk into the first and the cup of dry breadcrumbs into the second. Next, heat the frying oil in a deep frying skillet on the stove to 365 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius). Next, dip each jalapeno half into first the bowl of milk and next the bowl of breadcrumbs. When all the jalapeno halves have been dipped and are ready for frying, ladle them into the frying oil and fry for approximately three minutes or until their outsides are golden brown. Remove and serve!