8 Servings

The classic sports bar staple is even tastier when homemade. Make these party-perfect jalapeño poppers and watch them disappear.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cut slit in jalapeños lengthwise with a paring knife and remove seeds. Leave stems intact.

Step 2

In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, cheddar and cilantro, and mix well. Stuff jalapeños generously with cheese mixture.

Step 3

Warm 2 inches of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it reaches 375°F.

Step 4

Arrange 3 bowls on a counter. Place flour in one, eggs in another and bread crumbs in third. One at a time, dip jalapeños in flour, then eggs, letting excess drip off. Roll each jalapeño in bread crumbs to coat. (Poppers can be made several hours ahead up to this point. Cover and refrigerate.)

Step 5

Fry a few peppers at a time in hot oil until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Return oil to 375°F before beginning next batch. Serve warm.

Ratings & Reviews

portland's Review

August 15, 2013
easy to make, tasty.

September 21, 2015
I believe it says to FRY a few at a time? Pretty sure that means to fry.

SharonBunny's Review

October 19, 2009
The recipe looks great, however, there is no cooking time listed in the recipe. As the other reviewer said, the part missing from the recipe is putting the jalapeno into the hot oil...and cooking it until (?)

blbltmom's Review

July 05, 2012
I haven't tried this yet but it looks pretty good! I think everyone knows to take off the wrapper of the cream cheese before starting. The oil should be just lightly smoking,, that's how you know its hot enough. If the cream cheese is leaking out, its probably too hot. Turn the heat down. They are done when they are lightly brown. These are old posts I am seeing...

LadonnaDonDodda's Review

November 15, 2009
Very tasty ... I added bacon to second batch ... Turned out great. I'm planning on adding pepperoni to half the next batch with Italian cheese instead of cheddar ... I'll let you know ; )

Keiko123's Review

July 05, 2012
Um, it says to "heat the oil"..later it says to "fry" the peppers. So I'm not sure how people don't know what to do with the oil? Good recipe, easy to make.

beignetVA's Review

October 15, 2009
There is something missing from this recipe...the part where you do something with the oil. I assume that after you roll the jalapenos in the crumbs you fry them in the oil. That part is missing from recipe.

jamjenni's Review

July 29, 2014
How in the heck can you rate a recipe without trying it first? So much for common sense! Very yummy and easy!

moxieme's Review

October 20, 2009
I rated this at three as I have not made this recipe, I have my own that I enjoy. However, felt I had to comment on the two other reviews who gave this a low rating because the recipe doesn't state what to do with the oil....perhaps, common sense would explain. Fry until browned and cook through...