Bacon, Cheddar and Cream Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos
You will need
- Jalapenos (let's start with 20)
- Cream cheese (1 block)
- Shredded Cheddar (2 cups)
- Apple wood smoked bacon (1 pound chopped and cooked till you have bacon bits)
- 1/4 cup bacon grease
- 6 eggs (beaten)
Now we need the filling. Throw the cream cheese, cheddar cheese and the bacon grease (ouch, my arteries) and mix it up in a Cuisinart.
These things can run you from $30 to a couple hundred. Regradless, you need one.
Throw in the bacon at the very end so it retains it's bacony goodness. At this point you can probably just fold it in with a rubber spatula.
OK now the fun begins. Get a good friend and get to work.
Then while one person is stuffing the other is shaping them and ||: putting them through egg wash, then the breadcrumbs. Then on a rack to dry. An oven rack works just fine. :||
So those of you who are musically inclined know what ||: :|| are... Repeat signs!
Let the japs dry for 30 minutes and put them through the egg and crumbs again.
Do it again.
For a dipping sauce you can do ranch OR you can take Hot Squeeze and add tons of orange zest.
There's no picture of the finished product because they didn't stay out long enough for me to snap one. Oh well.