Most of Americans know and like jalapeno poppers, even those who dislike spicy, they would like jalapeno poppers.

My hubby is the first one who introduce me to this finger food. I who love chilli and spicy of cos am willing to try. And, I needn't think twice to not fall in love with this finger food.

What is jalapeno? Jalapeno is mexican type chilli and spicy. Yep, literally so. But don't worry, it is not as spicy as thai chillis. Then, it named jalapeno poppers, because the chilli is filled with cheese and seasonings. Dip it into flour batter and bread crumbs and deep fry it.

Tho it tasted good, do not eat it too much, besides its kinda spicy if you eat it alot, also, it is high cholesterol because of the cheese and deep frying :).

The preparation is easy and didn't take too long time. But, be careful, you need to wear gloves when you removing the chilli's seeds and membranes. The rests are safe prep :).

For the recipe, I used feta cheese with bacon bits for the filling, and flour-brown beer batter. It is really good...

Jalapeno Poppers

12 piece jalapeno, seeded
2 slices bacon, bits sliced
1/2 package feta cheese
5 tbsps shredded monterey jack cheese
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp tabasco
1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
1/4 tsp cayenne powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
A dash of garlic salt

For dipping batter:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup brown beer (I used Guiness Stout Beer)
1 egg
A pinch of salt and black pepper
Bread Crumbs

Rinse the jalapeno, wipe it with paper towel. Cut lengthwise. Remove the seeds and membranes. Leave the stem.
In a small bowl, combine feta cheese, monterey jack cheese, oregano, Italian seasoning, tabasco, cayenne powder, blackepper and garlic salt. Well mixed.
Fry the bacon until crispy. Transfer the bacon into the cheese mixture, fold it until the bacon spread evenly.
Fill the jalapeno with cheese mixture. Do it until all jalapeno filled with cheese mixture.
For the batter: in a bowl, mix all ingredients except bread crumbs. Put the bread crumbs in a separate bowl or plate.
Coat the jalapeno with beer batter until thorougly coated. Roll it into the bread crumbs. Then fry it in a very hot oil until both sides are brown. Once it browned, transfer the jalapeno onto a flat plate covered with paper towel. Let it rest for 1 or 2 minutes to let the paper towel soaked the oil, and to make it crispy. Serve it.


  1. Wow.... I love this finger foods. When I was still a student, a lot of times my friends and I, went to Bennigans, TGIF, and others, ordering this appetizer. I also love potato wedges.

  2. yup....the first time I ate it, I fell in love already :).

  3. I totally agree on the cholesterol!! And it has high calories too.. it's so good that you want more and more hahaha.

  4. @Meinekueche: not that hot, especially compared cabe rawit :)

  5. @Leony: yep thats true. high calories. Too bad the taste is so good ;). It gave me gas when I ate it last time :(

  6. WOWWW ngiler bin ngecesss. enak buanget kayaknyaaaa

  7. iya rit...enak bener ini jalapeno poppers....makan satu ga bisa berenti dah :D.

  8. Wou... that Jalapeno Poppers looks really jummy. I never tried that. But I hope I'll have the chance soon :-)

  9. @Blue Boy: you must try it :). It tasted good, especially if you are a spicy food lover :D. By the way, thank you for visiting my kitchen :)

  10. @Belzy
    I was very carefully in your "kitchen"... not to break anything :-)
    Thanks. I hope I'll try it somewhen. Cause I like spicy food. :)

  11. @Blue Boy: hahaha...you are funny :). Tho it is a virtual kitchen, you still can break sumthin' here ;).
    You're welcome :)