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Bacon wrapped Jalapeno poppers.


Until recently I hadn't even heard of Jalapeno Poppers. But when we had a glut of peppers from the plants we had growing I did a quick search online to find something to do with them. That's when I came across 'Poppers'. It seems they are quite popular in the USA and this is my own take on them.

For this you will need: Jalapeno Peppers, Thin bacon or Jambon cru, Cream cheese and then what ever filling you want to put with the cheese.



First you will need to take your Jalapenos and cut them along the length, some people leave the stalks on to prevent the pepper from folding outwards. I take the stalks off as I have never had that problem. What you do is up to you! 
Now you will need to remove the seeds and the membranes.

Next step is the Cream Cheese! Here you can try anything, it's just down to your own imagination. I have tried mixing the cheese with Sweet chilli sauce, dried chilli flakes and I have even cut up some hotter chillis and mixed those in with the cream cheese.

 Here is when I mixed in dried chilli flakes. 
Now you take the cheese and proceed to fill the Jalapeno halves you prepared earlier. 

You should end up with something looking like this.
Next you will need to wrap these little delights in the bacon, we use Jambon cru as it is quite thin and wraps around the peppers nice and tight and doesn't seem to unwrap itself. If you are using Bacon and you find it coming undone you could use a cocktail stick through the entire thing to hold it together.

 Once that's all done you can then transfer onto an oven proof tray or dish and cook at 180ºc/360ºf for about 20mins or until the bacon is crispy and golden.

All that is left then is for you to enjoy them, and enjoy them you will. We have tried these little beauties on quite a few people even some that don't particularly like chillis and all have loved them and we have never had any left. So give them a go you won't be disappointed.  

You can check out a video I did making these https://youtu.be/3VeL1pF_wqU
 

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