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Ortega Hot Poppers

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Category: Dips

 Ingredients List

  • 1 cn (3 1/2 oz) whole jalapenos;
  • -drained
  • 1 c Cheddar cheese; shredded
  • 3 oz Cream cheese; softened
  • 1/4 c Fresh cilantro; chopped
  • 1/2 c All-purpose flour
  • 2 Eggs; lightly beaten
  • 2 c Cornflakes cereal; crushed
  • Vegetable oil
  • Thick & chunky salsa-- mild;
  • -medium or hot
  • Sour cream; optional


Cut jalapenos lengthwise into halves; remove seeds. Blend cheddar cheese,
cream cheese and cilantro in small bowl. Place 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons cheese
mixture into each jalapeno half; chill for 15 minutes or until cheese is
firm. Dip each jalapeno in flour; shake off excess. Dip in eggs; coat with
cornflake crumbs. Add oil to 1 inch depth in medium skillet; heat over high
heat for 1 minute. Place jalapenos in oil; fry, turning frequently with
tongs, until golden brown on all sides. Remove from skillet; place on paper
towels. Serve with salsa and sour cream for dipping. Makes 8 servings.
Typed by Lynn Thomas dcqp82a. Source: Ortega Cookbook.

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