|Jalapeño Bites are a fun take on jalapeño poppers.|
Servings: 15-20 piecesTime: Prep: 10 minutes Cooking: 15-20 minutes
Hardware: A cutting board and knife, a skillet, a deep skillet, a mixing bowl, a small bowl, a large metal slotted spoon, a plate, paper towels, a spoon, a work surface, an oil thermometer
- 3 pieces of bacon
- 1-8oz package cream cheese
- ⅓ cup pickled jalapeños
- ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 15-20 wonton wrappers
- 1-2 cups of oil for frying
- Cook the bacon until it is crispy. Set aside.
- Place a paper towel on the plate. Set aside.
- Chop the jalapeño peppers as small as possible.
- Mix the cream cheese, crumbled bacon, jalapeños, and cheddar cheese together.
- Put a little water in the bowl.
- Put enough oil in the skillet to fill it about half way up. Pre-heat the oil until it is 350°. You will want to monitor the oil temperature and keep it between 320° and 350°.
- While the oil is heating, place a wonton wrapper with one corner closest to you as if you were looking at a diamond.
- Place 2 teaspoons of the mixture in the center of the wrapper.
- Fold two of the edges over, now you sort of have a tube.
- Fold the remaining corners in toward the first two. Pinch the edges to seal, using a little water to act as glue. Be careful not to tear the wrapper. (If you do, use the smallest piece of wrapper you can and a little water to patch the hole.) Make sure the bite is completely sealed.
- Place the bites in a single layer in the hot oil.
- Allow the bites to cook for about 2 minutes and then turn.
- The bites are done as soon as they become golden brown.
- As they finish, place them on the plate to drain. You can place the plate in the oven on the lowest setting to keep them warm.
- Serve right away.