Bacon  Jalapeno Poppers



40 minutes

12 servings

What you need


– 12 jalapeno peppers – 6 strips bacon baked at 400 for 10 minutes, finely chopped after baking – 8 oz cream cheese – 6 oz sharp Cheddar cheese finely cubed – 1 cup milk – 1 cup all purpose flour – 1 teaspoon sea salt or to taste – 1/4 teaspoon white pepper – 1/4 teaspoon paprika – 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder – 1 cup breadcrumbs more if needed – avocado oil for frying

Step 1

Combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and bacon pieces.

Step 2

Stir until well blended and fill each half pepper with this mixture.

Step 3

In a separate bowl, combine flour and seasoning. In a third bowl, add the milk. Last, add the breadcrumbs into a fourth bowl. Set aside.

Step 4

Dip jalapeno into the flour mixture, then milk, and then back into the flour mixture.

Step 5

Allow the peppers to rest on the baking sheet for 10-15 minutes. Do not skip this step!

Step 6

Dip the jalapenos back into the milk, then into the breadcrumbs. Place them back onto the rack to rest for a few extra minutes.

Step 7

Meanwhile, heat the oil. Before frying, you’re going to want to dip them one last time into the milk then add another coating of breadcrumbs and rest for 5 minutes (last time, I promise!).

Step 8

Work in batches, add each popper to the hot oil and fry until they turn golden brown.

Step 9

Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and allow to rest a couple of minutes before digging in!

Store them in an airtight container in the fridge and reheat them using either the oven, the air fryer, or the microwave. The latter won’t crisp them up at all, but it’ll get you a quick snack when the craving sets in!

Bacon jalapeno poppers are crispy golden and crunchy on the outside and stuffed with cheesy goodness and loaded with bacon and cheese on the inside!



Happy Cooking!