Do you ever get that craving for something but don’t have the urge to make them, or heck even purchase any store bought brands? I recently had that craving, and it was for jalapeño poppers. I have never found a frozen, store bought jalapeño popper that I even came close to liking, and that is why I have made my own in the past. But I will admit, they take a bit of time to make and that’s when I decided to take a different approach and come up with a new idea around the whole thought of jalapeño poppers. I decided to take all that I loved in that appetizer, and turn it into an egg roll style. Man were these ever awesome.
Let’s get started.
- 4 large jalapeno peppers, stems and seeds removed
- Egg Roll wrappers
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tbsp canola oil
- 3 cups Canola oil
- 1 egg, beaten
Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees.
Take each jalapeno pepper, and slice it in half, lengthwise. Remove the seeds and ribs, and place it on a baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining jalapeno peppers.
Drizzle a bit of canola oil over the peppers, and season with a bit of salt. Place in the oven, and roast the peppers for about 10 minutes. You will want a bit of texture to the peppers.
Remove from the oven, and let them cool. During this time, heat a pot on the stove over medium heat. Add in the remaining canola oil and bring it to 350 degrees.
Fill each jalapeno with a generous amount of cream cheese.
Take an egg roll wrapper, and lay on a plate with the points facing you, and away from you as pictured above. Add the stuffed jalapeno to the center, then fold over the bottom, gently pulling in towards you to tighten the fold.
Roll about a 1/2 inch, then fold over each side. Brush the exposed, top part of the egg roll wrapper with the beaten egg, and continue to fold to seal the egg roll. Repeat.
Once your oil is heated and the egg rolls are rolled, carefully drop about 3-4 into the pot, or as many that can comfortably fit, and cook for about 5 minutes or until they are golden brown. Remove with some tongs and place onto a paper lined sheet to let any excess oil drain. Repeat.
When you are ready to serve, just dig in and take a bite. It’s everything you love about a jalapeno popper, but in my opinion a heck of a lot better. I think the egg roll wrapper is actually a much better vehicle instead of the cornmeal exterior.
If you are looking for a great appetizer, or some great game day grub, give these shot. Hope you enjoy!