Recipe courtesy of Damaris Phillips
Total:
1 hr
Active:
1 hr
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
1 hr
Active:
1 hr
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Pimento Cheese:

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

Split the jalapenos lengthwise from the stem to tip, then cut crosswise making a shallow "T" at the top (the stem end). Fold the peppers open and remove the veins and seeds with a paring knife.

Put the pimento cheese into a pastry bag or a heavy-duty plastic bag with a corner snipped off. Fill each jalapeno with 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons pimento cheese, and press closed. In a shallow bowl, mix the breadcrumbs with the Italian seasoning. Dip the poppers first in the eggs and then in the breadcrumb mixture. Repeat, dipping first in egg and again breadcrumbs, for double dredge. Set the breaded poppers on a drying rack.

Fill a large cast-iron skillet with 1 inch of oil; heat over medium heat until the oil reaches 325 degrees F. In two batches, add the poppers and cook until golden brown, flipping halfway through, 5 to 6 minutes total. Drain on a wire rack set over a baking sheet and season with salt.

Serve immediately, but be careful not to burn your tongue!

Pimento Cheese:

Mix the cream cheese in a bowl until smooth, about 1 minute. Mix in the Cheddar, garlic powder and roasted red peppers. Add salt and pepper to taste, but do go heavy on the salt; start with 1/4 teaspoon and go from there--this is where all seasoning is coming from for the whole dish!!

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Jalapeno Popper Orzo Mac-n-Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Roasted Jalapeno Poppers

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Lobster Mac and Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Cheese Straws

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Cayenne Cheese Straws

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Macaroni and Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Cheesy Jalapeno Cornbread

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Mac And Four Cheeses

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Craveworthy Eats 3 Videos

Crave-Worthy Egg Sandwich 03:24

Claire puts her own spin on a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Chopped

          2pm | 1c

          Chopped

          3pm | 2c

          Chopped

          4pm | 3c

          Chopped

          5pm | 4c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c

          Chopped

          8pm | 7c

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Chopped

          10pm | 9c

          Chopped

          11pm | 10c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Chopped

          1am | 12c

          Chopped

          2am | 1c

          Chopped

          3am | 2c

          Get Cooking