Recipe: Jalapeno poppers, a party favorite
Jalapeno poppers are a popular party munchie, and Frito Lay offers a twist on this familiar favorite: Wrap the poppers in bacon for a boost in presentation and flavor. Serve these spicy poppers as an appetizer, or use them as a garnish atop a grilled steak or chop.
Easy Jalapeno Poppoers
- 8 medium-sized jalapenos
- 4 ounces (1⁄4 pound) Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
- 8 slices of bacon
- 8 short wooden skewers or wooden toothpicks
- Dip such as Ranch, guacamole or salsa
Create a slit in one side of the jalapenos using a small sharp knife. Do not cut all the way through the ends. Remove the seeds and membrane for a milder popper. Stuff a pepper with 1⁄8 of the cheese. Wrap with a slice of bacon and secure the bacon with a skewer. Repeat with the other peppers.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Sear poppers on all sides over high heat in a nonstick pan until bacon is golden brown. Transfer to a baking sheet, and bake for 8 minutes. Serve hot with dip on side.
* Jalapenos can burn skin. Wear gloves to handle them.
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