Monday, February 7, 2011

Jalapeno Popper Bombs

Okay, so for my second recipe, I decided to make some Jalapeno Popper Bombs. They are practically my Loaded Jalapeno Poppers, rolled into a ball, and deep-fried. I mean how can you turn that down? You can't. They are crunchy on the outside and gooey on the inside. And they are very similar to what a fried jalapeno popper would taste like, but kicked up a notch! Hope you enjoy :)
Jalapeno Popper Bombs
For the Bombs:
5 Jalapenos, Roasted & Chopped
1 Block Cream Cheese, Softened
½C Rotel Tomatoes, Drained
½C Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded
½C Spicy Ground Sausage, Cooked
4 Slices Bacon, Crumbled
1Q Peanut Oil
1T Paprika
1T Chili Powder
1T Cajun Seasoning
1T Salt
2 Eggs
¼C Buttermilk
1T Hot Sauce
2C Panko Bread Crumbs
Salt, For Sprinkling

Directions:
1. In a mixing bowl, mix together the roasted peppers, cream cheese, rotel tomatoes, mozzarella, bacon and ground sausage. Roll this mixture into balls and refrigerate until hard, or about 30 minutes.
2. Heat your deep fryer to 375 with the peanut oil.  Next you have to set up a battering station. I use 3 pie tins for all of my stations. For the first station, I mix the flour & the seasonings. For the second station, whisk the eggs, buttermilk, and hot sauce. For the third station, pour 2 cups of Panko breadcrumbs.
3. Get the balls from the refrigerator and roll them in the flour mixture, then into the egg wash, and finally bread them with the Panko.
4. Drop them into the hot oil and fry them for 5 minutes or until golden brown, making sure that no cheese is oozing out. Drain them on a paper towel and sprinkle with salt immediately. Your Jalapeno Popper balls have officially become Jalapeno Popper Bombs (so deadly).
5. Serve immediately, but watch out because they're hot!

7 comments:

  1. Mmmm....these sound wonderful! I know they would be a hit at our house.

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  2. Congrats!!

    This recipe was one of the appetizers recipes that received the most page views at our Appetizer linky party last week. It's now featured on this weeks Everyday Sisters Sharing Sundays. This week theme is Chicken. Please come back and post some chicken recipes to share this week.

    http://everydaysisters.blogspot.com

    Ellen

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  3. This is so exciting!! I'll make sure to post some of my chicken recipes for this week! Thanks again :)

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  4. I made this using your egg roll wrapper technique from your fried pizza roll recipe, and making logs instead of balls and let me say they didn't last long on the table! Thank you for your inspirational cooking, once again a winner of an idea. Miss B.

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    1. Such a good idea, I need to make me some of these STAT. I really loved the egg roll wrapped cheese stick idea, it makes the possibilities endless. So, a jalapeno popper one would probably be AMAZING. And, I've recently discovered the idea of dipping jalapeno poppers into preserves or jams (I prefer pineapple-apricot, pepper jelly, or jezebel sauce) and it tastes delish! The combination of the spicy, creamy, crunchy, and sweet just makes my heart melt :) I'll have to write up a new recipe for a revamped version to be featured later on! Thanks for inspiring me!

      XOXO,
      Juliana

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  5. You forgot the peppers in the mixing stage. Oopsie

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    1. Thanks for the catch, Christa! Oh how much my blogging skills have improved since then (ehhh, but just a little, haha). I've made the adjustments and thanks for lookin' out for me :)

      XOXO,
      Juliana

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