Along with the pizza my husband requested jalapeno poppers and fried mozzarella. This was my first attempt at both. After a minor ‘cooking oil was WAY too hot’ mishap, I got it figured out. 🙂
For the fried mozzarella I just bought a package of fresh mozzarella and cut it into about 1/2 inch thick slices. I used the same breading for both the mozzarella and poppers.
1 quart oil for deep frying
10 jalapeno peppers
1 c softened cream cheese
2 T chopped fresh cilantro
1 t minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste
3 eggs, beaten
1 c Italian bread crumbs
2 t garlic powder
1 c flour
Preheat the broiler and then place your jalapenos on a baking sheet under the broiler for about 6 minutes, turning once, until lightly browned. Remove and immediately place them in an airtight container.
Heat oil in a saucepan to 375 degrees.
Whip together cream cheese, cilantro, garlic, salt and pepper.
Remove jalapenos from container and peel and remove skins and cut off stems. Remove seeds from inside. I used a small knife to dig in and remove the seeds.
Stuff each pepper with cream cheese mixture until full. I used a butter knife for this part.
Place the eggs in one bowl. The flour in another, and mix the bread crumbs and garlic powder in the last.