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Ortega Hot Poppers

Ortega Hot PoppersJust like those served in the local pub! Hot poppers are a trip for the taste buds.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (3.5-ounce) can ORTEGA® Whole Jalapeños, drained
1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups corn flake cereal, crushed

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cut jalapeños lengthwise into halves; remove seeds.
  2. Combine cheddar cheese, cream cheese and cilantro in small bowl. Place 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese mixture into each jalapeño half; chill for 15 minutes or until cheese is firm.
  3. Dip each jalapeño half in flour; shake off excess. Dip into egg; coat with corn flake crumbs.
  4. Add vegetable oil to 1-inch depth in medium skillet; heat over high heat for 1 minute.
  5. Fry jalapeños, turning frequently with tongs, until golden brown on all sides. Remove from skillet; drain on paper towels.
  6. Serve with salsa and sour cream.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® & Meals.com, used with permission.