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Poppers

~*~ Poppers ~*~
I LOVE peppers! When ever I get a lot of peppers I make poppers! A few times I have made them for Rick's work. The people always have such sweet words to say about my poppers. So I thought I would post how I do them on here! :D

Ingredients:
Peppers
Cream Cheese
Shredded Cheese
Milk
Flour
Bread Crumbs
veggie oil

Note: For the peppers you can use Jalapeno, Anaheim, Banana Peppers... Most any kind you want. Some people can't handle Jalapenos, that's where the others can come in handy! Plus the bigger the peppers, the more cheese it gets (Yummy).
For the Shredded Cheese I normally use Cheddar, but you can use any kind you want. I would love to try Pepper Jack one of these times.


Make sure you wash the peppers, & bag your hands. If you don't bag your hand you will get a nasty burning feeling that only feels better from cold water/milk (trust me, I have done it). If you don't have gloves, a zip-lock bag over your hands works. ;)

Cut off the stems of the peppers. Then cut the peppers from tip, to top! When you take out the seeds save them in a little bowl (they will be used). Once they are cleaned out wash them under a small flow of cool water (trust me). Lay out the cut peppers on a foil covered cookie tray. Once they are all cut... You can now take your glove/bag off your hand, but don't trash it just yet.
get out your cream cheese, & soften it (if you need to nuke it a little, go for it). By the way the amount of cheese stuff you mix really depends on how many peppers you have, & what mood your in. Mix the shredded cheese into the cream cheese. Once it's mixed well. add the amount of seeds you wish. The seeds are mostly add to help the peppers keep their kick. Not all peppers have the same kick, so I like to mix a couple different kind of pepper's seeds. :) Once it's mixed really well we put our hand armor back on, but only one hand needs it now. hold the pepper with the covered hand. We then use the other with a butter knife, or spoon (whatever works better for you, I like a butter knife better though). Using your weapon of choice to fill the peppers with the cheese mix. Lay out each filled pepper side by side on the cookie sheet. Once they are all full, we move onto our next step...

Fill up a bowl with milk, & put some flour on a paper plate (easier for clean up). Using your hand covered in armor, dip the peppers into the milk (make sure the milk is all over the pepper), & place the pepper on the flour. Use a spoon to cover the pepper with flour. I have found it come out better if you cover the pepper in flour, & not roll the pepper it in the flour. Once they are all covered they need to dry a little, also you can now trash the hand armor (now that the pepper are covered in flour they will not burn your hands). While the pepper dry I like to clean up a bit... Also you can dump the flour on the paper plate, but keep the plate, & bowl of milk for the next step.

Once the peppers are dry dump some bread crumbs onto the paper plate. Dip the peppers into the milk. Make sure they are all covered in milk (sometimes bubbles will leave dry spots). Lay on the bread crumbs, & using your spoon cover the pepper with the bread crumbs. Once covered lay them back onto the cookie sheet. Once your all done, & they have dried again...

It's Frying time! Which is Rick's part. I don't really do the whole frying part, kinda like how Rick normally doesn't do cutting foods. You fry them like you fry french fries... So when the bread crumbs on the peppers are a golden brown, they are done. Sometime we do them a little more well done. It really depends on what mood your in. ;)

Pic coming soon
(Date; what pic is)

Comments

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pandaran
Nov. 4th, 2010 10:56 pm (UTC)
Wow, what a process! I think I'll wait until I see you so you can make them for me! >3 Mwahaha!

I wonder if they'd be good with the Mennonite bacon cheese! :D
bratgirl14
Mar. 29th, 2011 02:53 pm (UTC)
Mmm, adding Mennonite bacon cheese sounds like it would make them even more amazing!!! <3
pandaran
Mar. 27th, 2011 11:52 pm (UTC)
My First Attempt
Whew! These took me a long time to make! But they were a hit at the potluck. :) I think next time I might try my friend's suggestion and freeze them before frying. She said that'll help keep the cheese from oozing out as much.

bratgirl14
Mar. 29th, 2011 02:56 pm (UTC)
Re: My First Attempt
Yeah, normally they take me the whole day to make cuz I normally make tons! When I cook for Rick's work they need a LOT! ;) Plus I always make some for at home too.
I'm so glad they were such a big hit at the potluck! :D Hehe

Hmmm, That's odd your poppers oozed so much. I haven't had them do that before. I'm sure freezing will help with that though! :)
bratgirl14
Mar. 29th, 2011 02:57 pm (UTC)
Re: My First Attempt
By the way... Great Photo, they are making me want some! <3
pandaran
Mar. 29th, 2011 05:42 pm (UTC)
Re: My First Attempt
:D Thanks! Maybe they were oozing because I had the cream cheese/cheese ratio off. I also wasn't sure how full you usually make them, so I made it kind of mound up on the top.
bratgirl14
Mar. 30th, 2011 06:57 pm (UTC)
Re: My First Attempt
I thought about it more, & also mine may have not oozed as much since I put them in the fridge a couple hours before frying them most of the time.

Normally when I stuff them I make the cheese flat with the sides of the peppers, but really you can put as much as they will hold! ;) hehe
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