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How to Get Breading to Stick When Making Jalapeno Poppers

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Joshua McCarron has been writing both online and offline since 1995. He has been employed as a copywriter since 2005 and in that position has written numerous blogs, online articles, websites, sales letters and news releases. McCarron graduated from York University in Toronto with a bachelor's degree in English.
How to Get Breading to Stick When Making Jalapeno Poppers
A bowl of jalapneo poppers. Photo Credit: bonchan/iStock/Getty Images

Jalapeno poppers are small appetizers or snacks that consist of a whole jalapeno pepper that is stuffed, breaded and deep-fried. Due to the texture of the exterior of the pepper, it can be a challenge to keep the breading in place, or get it on at all. Follow standard procedure when breading a jalapeno popper and your breading should stay on through the whole process.

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Step 1

Slit the peppers open. Remove the seeds and the membrane. Stuff the peppers with cream cheese or other filling of your choice.

Step 2

Dredge the jalapenos in flour until they are lightly dusted.

Step 3

Beat two eggs in a bowl. Dip the peppers in the beaten eggs until they are thoroughly coated.

Step 4

Roll the jalapenos in either traditional or Japanese panko breadcrumbs. Press the peppers down into the breadcrumbs to ensure that the crumbs adhere to the egg.

Step 5

Repeat the egg dipping and breading if the peppers weren’t completely coated with breadcrumbs the first time.

Step 6

Preheat the oil to 370 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure that the poppers begin frying right away and seal the breadcrumbs on the peppers.

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