Jodi's Deep-Fried Stuffed Jalapenos

Ingredients

  • 24pickled jalapeno peppers
  • 1 pound Cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup yellow cornmeal
  • ½ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2eggs, beaten
  • 4 cups corn oil for frying
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Cut a short slit into each jalapeno pepper. Remove as many seeds as possible. Slice Cheddar cheese into approximately 1/4 inch by 1 inch strips. Stuff each jalapeno with a Cheddar cheese strip.

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  • Step 2

    Place beaten eggs in a small bowl.

  • Step 3

    In a small dish, mix yellow cornmeal, flour and salt.

  • Step 4

    One at a time, dip jalapenos in the eggs. Roll in the yellow cornmeal mixture until well coated. Arrange on a metal rack, and allow them to sit approximately 30 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Heat corn oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Step 6

    In small batches, using a slotted spoon, lower peppers into the heated oil, and fry until crisp and golden brown, about 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

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