If you've been following me for some time, you'll know how much I love the Braai Pie
. I've now tried something that comes in a very close second for favourite recipe... I present to you the Jalapeno Popper.
This delicious little snack, consists of just Jalapeno peppers, cheese and bacon, yet they combine to create a mouthgasm of note.
Step 1 - Open Jalapenos
Cut a slice into 1 side of Jalapeno and remove the pith (the white stuff on the inside) and seeds - I'm sure you must get tools that can help you with this, but the back of a teaspoon works just as well.
Step 2 - Grate & Mix Cheese
I used cheddar and tiny bit of mozarella here. Mozarella doesn't have such a strong flavour, so you want to use more cheddar in the mix - If I didn't hate Feta, I think it would work great too.
Step 3 (Optional) - Mix pieces from step 1 into cheese
If you want some more of the burn back in your peppers, then chop up the slice you removed in step 1 and even some of the pith & seeds.
Step 4 - Stuff Jalapenos
Stuff your Jalapenos with Cheese mixture and wrap with bacon.
tip: Use a toothpick to hold the bacon in place. If you know what you're doing and can wrap it so that the bacon ties itself, you don't need the toothpicks, but feel free to use them for your first few tries.
Step 5 - Enjoy
Braai your Jalapeno Poppers until the bacon is nice and crispy and then remove and chow down.
If you have any of your own ideas, or just want to let me know how your experience of this recipe went... please give me a shout at any time.
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