RECIPE #5044 - STUFFED JALAPENO POPPERS, Monday, July 29, 2013
JAMIE PROTICH / THE MAD PLATTER
12 whole fresh jalapenos, 2-3 inches in size
8 ounces goat cheese, softened
1-2 tablespoons your choice of
fresh herbs, chopped
1 pound bacon, sliced into thirds
have them, slip on latex gloves for the pepper prep... Cut jalapenos in half,
length-wise. With a spoon, remove the seeds and white membrane (the source of
the heat; leave a little if you like things HOT).
chopped herbs with goat cheese. Smear softened goat cheese into each jalapeno
half. Wrap jalapeno with bacon pieces (1/3 slice). Secure by sticking toothpick
through the middle.
Bake on a
pan with a rack in a 375-degree oven for 20-25 minutes. You don't want the
bacon to shrink so much it starts to the squeeze the jalapeno. If, after 20
minutes, the bacon doesn't look brown enough, just turn on the broiler for a
couple of minutes to finish it off. These are best when the jalapeno still has
a bit of bite to it.
immediately, or they're also great at room temperature.