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Baked Jalapeno Poppers

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“My husband loves these so much that each fall we pick a bushel of jalapeno peppers, fill them and freeze them. In fact we had to buy a second freezer just to accommodate these peppers. This recipe is courtesy of Emeril Lagasse. If you like these hot, leave in some seeds or membranes. The original recipe calls for 1/2 teaspoon cumin but I do not like it so I leave it out.”
24 poppers

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Using your food processor, combine cream cheese, cheese, cumin (if using) and cayenne until well mixed.
  2. In a separate bowl combine eggs, milk and 2 teaspoons of the Essence (or to taste).
  3. In another dish, mix together the breadcrumbs and 4 teaspoons of the Essence (or to taste).
  4. Using gloves, fill each pepper with about a tablespoon of filling depending on the size of the pepper. I find filling all the peppers first before moving on to the next step works best for me.
  5. Dip each filled pepper into the flour, then into the egg mixture and finally into the breadcrumbs.
  6. At this point the peppers can be frozen on cookie sheets. Just pop into the oven frozen when you need them.
  7. Cook at 350°F for 30 minutes on a greased pan. Easy release foil or parchment paper works well too.
  8. To cut down on the heat when eating, serve with sour cream.

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