Rating: 4 stars
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

These delicious appetizers are perfect for a Mexican-style meal. Pickled jalapeno peppers are stuffed with Cheddar cheese, then fried until crisp. Serve with sour cream.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
24 stuffed jalapenos
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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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  • Place beaten eggs in a small bowl.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

865 calories; protein 11.8g; carbohydrates 11.2g; fat 87.3g; cholesterol 70.7mg; sodium 1176.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2008
Very good! I prevented my jalapenos from loosing the cheese by soaking toothpicks in water for 30 mins. & then used the toothpicks to keep the jalapeno casings together while frying. I also double breaded the jalapenos and added cajun seasoning to the flour/cornmeal mix instead of just salt. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/08/2008
this was ok but did not like the meal batter either. I have a similar recipe; i stuff mine with creme cheese wrap with bacon use toothpicks to close great on the grill or in the oven! tip to take some of heat out of the peppers cut ends off and hull out and soak in salt water over nite in fridge Read More
(36)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2008
Very good! I prevented my jalapenos from loosing the cheese by soaking toothpicks in water for 30 mins. & then used the toothpicks to keep the jalapeno casings together while frying. I also double breaded the jalapenos and added cajun seasoning to the flour/cornmeal mix instead of just salt. Read More
(50)
Rating: 3 stars
05/08/2008
this was ok but did not like the meal batter either. I have a similar recipe; i stuff mine with creme cheese wrap with bacon use toothpicks to close great on the grill or in the oven! tip to take some of heat out of the peppers cut ends off and hull out and soak in salt water over nite in fridge Read More
(36)
Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
The cornmeal is a little course maybe maza (corn) flour would be better. I also ended up rolling them in the egg mixture a second time and then through the cornmeal again to get enough coating to stick. The cheese also came out of mine while they were frying and there was not much left inside. However my boyfriend (born and raised in Jalisco Mexico) liked them as did his uncle and his brother there were none left! We'll see if there's a requestin my house for MAS de los jalapenos fritos! (more friend jalapenos for the non-spanish speakers;) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
this is a great recipe if you like spicy food!!!! Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
05/23/2008
Yummy! As I post this I am munching! I too will try will cornmeal masa and used the soaked toothpick trick. My son's are bomber addicks and love this! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2010
I made these and they are wonderful!! Very time consuming so then next time I wanted them I put the peppers in the blender added the cheese and made quesidellas. That was yuum!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/12/2012
did not like the cornmeal texture Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2016
Made as written and we liked these a lot. I actually like the grit of cornmeal so that was not an issue for me. If you don't like the grit then I recommend you substitute the cornmeal with Masa. My peppers were small so I was unable to fit 16 ounces of cheese in them but other than that these worked great for me as written. Read More