Remember life before the Jalapeno Popper? I have memories of the first time I saw it on a menu; I think I may have teared up a bit. Jalapenos…stuffed with cream cheese? Then dipped into a light batter and fried? For the very first time, life made sense.
Clearly I wasn’t the only foodie who felt this way. Jalapeño Popper recipes turned up everywhere – from breaded then baked or fried, wrapped in bacon or stuffed with any number of cheese mixtures, jalapeno poppers arrived on the scene and stayed for good.
Taking it to the next level wasn’t easy. I’ve tried many different variations and different fillings, all of which were good and some even great. But I needed a version that would not only make a great appetizer but also a meal. Welcome to my very own jalapeño popper recipe that is pretty perfect, if I do say so myself ;-)