Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Baked Jalapeno Poppers” Reviewed by Momizat on . The Super Bowl is upon us. Time for one of the ultimate sports parties of the year: full of beer, snacks, pizza, wings and friends. I know I am definitely looki The Super Bowl is upon us. Time for one of the ultimate sports parties of the year: full of beer, snacks, pizza, wings and friends. I know I am definitely looki Rating: 0
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Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Baked Jalapeno Poppers”

Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Baked Jalapeno Poppers”

The Super Bowl is upon us. Time for one of the ultimate sports parties of the year: full of beer, snacks, pizza, wings and friends. I know I am definitely looking forward to my friend’s annual potluck party here in New York City.

For my contribution this year I will be bringing these jalapeno poppers. I love their heat and creamy, cheesy filling and the crunch from the breadcrumbs baked on top. My favorite thing about these treats, though, is that they don’t have to be fried. I hate spending time in the kitchen on game day carefully watching a pot of hot grease to turn out snacks (and usually burning myself in the process) so anytime I can avoid it I will, though it is hard to give up that crispiness that frying usually affords. This version gives you the best of both worlds, plus they are a little healthier without all of the oil (though I am not giving up the cheese, so don’t expect a health food here or anything).

Hope your Super Bowl Sunday is full of great friends and great food!

jalapeno poppers

Baked Jalapeno Poppers

(this recipe is a little loose since jalapenos vary so much in size. You may need a little more or a little less depending on how large your jalapenos are)

12 jalapenos

1 package cream cheese, at room temperature

2 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1/4 t. garlic powder

1/2 t. salt

1 c. panko breadcrumbs

 

Heat the oven to 425 degrees.

Cut the jalapenos in half and remove the seeds and ribs. I like to wear gloves while doing this so my hands don’t start to burn from the heat of the peppers.

In a small bowl mix together the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic powder and salt. Carefully fill each jalapeno half all the way with the cream cheese mixture.

Place the panko breadcrumbs in a small bowl. Flip the jalapenos face down and dip into the breadcrumbs, pushing a little so they stick to the cheesy filling. Place the dipped jalapenos onto a foil lined baking sheet and continue with the remaining jalapeno halves.

Bake the stuffed jalapenos for 20-25 minutes, until the jalapenos are tender and the breadcrumbs are browned. If any of the filling slides out during cooking, just scoop it back into the jalapeno while the cheese is still hot. Serve immediately.

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About The Author

Sarah Bode-Clark was born in raised in small-town Kansas. She attended Kansas State University where she received a BA in Theatre and Spanish. A few years after college in the "Little Apple" she moved to the Big Apple--New York City--with her husband, Joe. She loves all things food and spends her time cooking, eating, catering, and waiting tables. Her culinary pursuits are documented on her blog, Chomping the Big Apple (http://chompdown.blogspot.com). On top of food, Sarah has always had a passion for sports, starting as a t-ball player when she was six, and as she played volleyball, basketball, and ran track through high school. Currently she has left behind the group sports and spends her free time running, and has run the NYC Marathon 3 times, hoping for number 4 in 2012. She also gets a big workout every week during the fall cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs (she is a pretty active/crazy/intense fan), and though she has never followed baseball as closely as other sports, the Royals have always had a special place in her heart.

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