This is my very own creation. I love the combination of jalapenos and cream cheese, its one of my favorites. In this recipe the blistered crispy outside of jalapeno gives a very aromatic flavor and the chicken and cream cheese is very softly blended with that aroma. I cant explain it, to feel the full taste, you will have to try it 🙂
1 cup bread crumbs
½ cup flour
1 egg + 3 tbspns milk
Oil for deep frying
250 gms cream cheese
1 tbspn seeds from jalapeno
1 tspn chicken salt
1 chicken breast (boiled and shredded)
2 sprigs of green onion (chopped)
Wash and dry the jalapenos. Pick medium size jalapenos which are not bruised. Wear your kitchen gloves or food handling gloves to avoid burning afterwards. Make a slit on one side of the jalapeno with a paring knife and carefully, without tearing it take out all the seeds. Do this with all the jalapenos.
In a mixing bowl add softened cream cheese, scallions, jalapeno seeds, chicken salt and chicken and mix well with a fork.
Now open the slit of the jalapeno and fill it with the filling. (approx. 1 – 2 tbspns of filling per jalapeno)
Roll the stuffed jalapeno in flour, dip it in egg wash and then coat it in bread crumbs and put it on a plate. Do the same with other jalapenos and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Heat oil in the fryer (190 degrees Celsius) and fry jalapenos in batches without over lapping for 5 minutes per batch.
One of my favo starter….. You can make it on your pizza and pasta party as an appetizer or as finger food on your weekend parties…….. it goes great with everythin and believe me your guests will love it ……
250 gms cream cheese ( a little bit colder than room temperature)
250 gms finely grated cheddar cheese
2 – 4 fresh jalapenos (deseeded and chopped) (if using marinated or preserved jalapenos, keep them out in a strainer for about 1 hr before chopping and adding to your mix)
1 cup flour seasoned with some dried chives
2 beaten eggs
Canola oil for deep frying
1 cup bread crumbs seasoned with some chicken salt
-With a spatula/ fork or masher cream the cream cheese.
-Mix cream cheese & cheddar cheese with diced jalapeno.
-Roll small spoonfuls of the mixture into balls and dredge in flour, then dip in either lightly beaten egg. Roll in bread crumbs and fry in oil until golden brown.
Sizzling Jalapeno Bites is a marvellous hot snack item which is vey easy to make and very easy to eat …
½ cup grated cheddar cheese
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese (extra sharp) (optional)
4 white bread slices (thick)
16 tbspns pasta sauce/ homemade tomato base sauce
½ tomato deseeded and chopped fine
½ capsicums chopped fine
A jalapeno sliced
8 black olives deseeded and chopped fine
-Preheat oven to 220 degrees Celsius.
-Divide all the bread slices into 4 equal parts and apply 1 tbspn of pasta sauce on each portion. Now place 1 tbspn of all the other ingredients on each one of them and bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
-Serve hot with tea.
Tasty, hot and sizzling jalapeno bites are ready to serve.