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Poppin' Jalapeño Poppers

When you're craving spice in your life, this cheesy fried snack will be your go-to comfort food.

Ingredients

  • 2 quarts vegetable oil, for frying
  • 4 jalapeños, halved long ways and de-seeded
  • 8 cheddar sticks, slightly smaller than jalapeños
  • 2 cups flour
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • 4 cups Italian breadcrumbs

Steps

  1. Heat vegetable oil to 350°F in a deep stock pot, ensuring that the oil reaches no higher than halfway up the side of the pot (to keep from overflowing).
  2. Stuff the cheese sticks into the jalapeños halves.
  3. Using 3 separate bowls, put flour into one, the eggs into another, and the breadcrumbs into the last bowl.
  4. Dip a cheese-stuffed pepper into the flour, pressing down to ensure the flour sticks to all areas.
  5. Next, dip jalapeño in the egg, pressing down to ensure the egg covers all areas.
  6. Finally, dip in the breadcrumbs, making sure entire surface area is covered.
  7. Repeat with the remaining 7 poppers.
  8. Refrigerate for 20 minutes to set.
  9. Deep-fry poppers until golden brown.