During our stay we got to celebrate New Year's Eve at my other daughter's house with all of us in our pajamas and party hats just like I have when I am hosting my New Year's Eve Pajama Party at home. We had lots of our favorite appies and this year I tried out a new recipe for bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers. Lots of work, but very well worth it if you are a popper fan.
One of my girlfriends had recently made these poppers after she tried them at a martini party and loved them. Right before Christmas I was at her house for dinner and she served me a few and I was hooked! I'm sure many of you have made poppers from an actual recipe before, but it was the first time for me to actually make them from scratch. They were great and I was so surprised how much I liked the bacon addition and also how the pepper was mellowed after baking. Most of the jalapeno poppers I have eaten have come from the freezer section at the grocery store...You know the breaded kind, which I do like, but now I really love these new ones I made.
Making the poppers are simple and also easy to assemble. All the work is in the cleaning of the peppers. Please wear gloves to protect your hands from the seeds and ribbing of the peppers since they leave oils on your skin which will burn if you have an open cut or happen to rub your eye. These oils stay on your skin even after a thorough washing too. Be safe, not sorry!
I was so busy having fun at the party I completely forgot to take a picture of my poppers. How dumb was that when I even got a new camera for Christmas!!! So I am including a picture from blogchef.net that looks the closest to what mine came out like and also the recipe that is similar to what I did, except I cooked mine in the oven at 400 degrees and their recipe grilled them.
|Photo courtesy of blogchef.net|
SUGGESTED RECIPE: http://blogchef.net/bacon-wrapped-jalapenos-recipe/