Baked Jalapeno Poppers
Jalapeno poppers were requested at my house this week, and I’ve made a couple of varieties, but have yet to come across a “favorite”. Thus, I sought out another: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/baked-jalapeno-poppers-recipe/index.html
I gathered together these ingredients: The Bayou Blast doesn’t contain exactly the same ingredients as the Essence in the recipe, but I thought it was close enough. I also have cayenne here, but it got cut out of the photo. I only made half of this recipe, knowing the kids wouldn’t touch these. Here are the “poppers in progress”: And the finished product: Notice I decided to use parchment paper instead of lightly greasing the baking sheet. I just wanted easier clean-up 😉 My husband was telling me how incredibly hot these were as I was eating my first one, which tasted almost sweet to me. But the second one? Wow! It really had a “bite” to it! What I did was fail to remove all the membranes from the peppers. I am pretty sure that’s where all that heat came from, because I used less seasoning than called for, knowing my husband’s aversion to very hot foods (and yet he asked for jalapeno poppers, go figure).