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.