Thursday, April 11, 2013

J is for Jalapeno

I hope everyone is having a good day this Thursday. Last night we had lots of the thunderstorms which was oh so nice to fall asleep to. Today's food is jalapenos. I know not everyone is a fan of the spicy pepper but it is actually not that spicy compared to some other peppers.

I decided for today's recipe to give a take on the restaurant favorite. Jalapeno poppers. Generally you see them done with either cheese or cream cheese. I personally prefer the cream cheese variety.

This version uses wontons to make for a unique and yummy experience.It also has both cheese and cream cheese.

Courtesy of Faul on Flickr
Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Wontons
1 package wonton wrappers (can be found in refrigerated section or asian market)
1 8oz package cream cheese (remove from fridge early to let it soften)
1/2 cup shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese (can substitute  favorite melting cheese)
3 regular sized jalapenos chopped (be sure to remove seeds and rib)
Oil to fry
Salt to taste

In a bowl combine cream cheese, cheese, and jalapenos till evenly mixed. Place about a teaspoon full of the mixture into the middle of wonton wrapper (do not overfill it will explode out). Using either finger or brush lightly rim all four edges with water. Fold over the wrapper (forming a triangle). Pinch the edges to seal in the mixture and remove air bubbles. 

Heat oil in a large skillet. Gently drop wontons into the oil without over crowding the pan. That means you'll have to do it in batches. Fry for a few minutes on each side till golden brown and crispy. Place on draining rack or paper towels. Season with salt. Serve while still warm.

servings-about 30 wontons


  1. ohhh these sound fab! a must try! Thank you :)

  2. Oh yum! I do love food and anything with jalapenos and cheese is tops in my book.

    Found you thanks to the Challenge! Nice to "meet" you!