AllRecipes and CopyKat Recipes both offer delicious recipes for jalapeño poppers, which are fried jalapeños that are filled with cheese and spices. Both recipes use cream cheese and cheddar cheese, along with other ingredients.
To make Best Ever Jalapeño Poppers, mix 12 ounces of softened cream cheese, 1 8-ounce package of shredded cheddar cheese and 1 tablespoon of bacon bits in a bowl. Prepare 12 ounces of jalapeño peppers by cutting them lengthwise and removing their seeds. Spoon the cream cheese mixture into the pepper halves.
Place 1 cup of milk and 1 cup of flour in two separate bowls. Dip the jalapeño peppers into the milk to wet them, and then coat them in the flour bowl. Let the peppers sit for 10 minutes before dipping the jalapeños into the milk bowl again. Next, coat the peppers in a bowl of breadcrumbs. Allow the peppers to dry and repeat the milk and breadcrumb coating process. Fry the jalapeños for two to three minutes each in oil at 365 degrees Fahrenheit.
CopyKat Recipes' jalapeño poppers start with 30 jalapeño peppers sliced in half lengthwise and hollowed out of seeds. In a bowl, combine 2 8-ounce packages of softened cream cheese with 12 ounces of cheddar cheese. Fill each pepper half with the cream cheese mixture. In another bowl, mix 1 cup of flour, 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper and 1/8 teaspoon each of paprika, chili powder and garlic powder. Dip each pepper half into the flour, then into a bowl of milk and then back into the flour.
Let the peppers sit for 10 minutes before dunking in the milk and then covering in breadcrumbs. Repeat the process of milk and breadcrumb batter once more before frying in oil at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for one to two minutes.