Friday, September 10, 2010

Mozzarella Stuffed Jalapenos

Hubby and I decided this year to try growing a variety of hot pepper plants. Instead of just the usual bell peppers and jalapeno. The pepper plants were actually part of the reason I started this blog. I wanted to document my pepper creations. And with 6 different peppers, I was hoping for some fun creations!
Well, 2 of the plants aren't producing quite like I had hoped for. Never the less, our jalapeno plant is packed full of peppers. That's where this oh so simple idea came from!!
Be careful when slicing the peppers in half and scooping ou the seeds and membrane. I used to not think much of it- not with jalapenos, then I reiceved all of the warning I will ever need. A small squirt from the pepper got into my eye. I know what pepper spray must feel like, ladies and gentleman, and it is NO GOOD! ( I plan to use gloves and safety glasses when all of my cayenne peppers are ready!)
Since this recipe is really more of a guideline, I don't have any specific measurements. Fell free to doll it up as you wish.



Mozzarella Stuffed Jalapenos

fresh jalapenos
mozzarella cheese sticks (or a small block of mozzarella)
bread crumbs (I used plain, but seasoned would be tasty)

Wash the jalapenos and slice them in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, scoop out all of the insides- its those seeds and membrane that make the pepper hot! Be careful not to flatten out the jalapeno, we need it's shape to stuff it. You can cut the top part off if you want, just to make sure all of the hot part is gone (I didn't cut the top off, so mine were pretty hot).
Take your chees stick and slice it into small strips that will fit into the jalapeno. Sprinkle some bread crumbs over the top- as much as you like. Put the peppers on a foil lined baking sheet (easy clean up!) and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 5 minutes or so, until the cheese has begun melting and the bread crumbs are sufficiently browned. Keep an eye on these, they will go quickly! Enjoy!
Note: I used my toaster oven for this and it worked PERFECTLY for something so small!

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12 comments:

  1. These sound delicious! I too have felt the burn that peppers can deliver...not fun!

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  2. Yum! As I posted in my recipe, "I am a girl who has never met a jalapeno I didn’t like" so this is for me!

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  3. What a great snack! Super simple, I love it! (peppers can be wicked if you aren't careful!)
    Thanks for linking this to the Hearth'nSoul blog hop!

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  4. What an easy recipe and clever use of the string cheese! Thanks for linking up to TMTT, over at the Well, this week.

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  5. Thanks for linking up with Hearth and Soul this week! I've got a garden full of pepper plants myself. I just found out that the little cherry peppers that I thought were hot are actually sweet, and some that I had thought were pasilla are definitely something else. Sigh, gardening adventures, eh? But I never mind eating them, especially with a great recipe like this.

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  6. we have quite a few peppers growing in our garden too--what a great way to use them. thank you for linking up this fab recipe to TNSC!

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  7. Oh you've got to be careful with those peppers! Even after washing up well taking out my contacts the night after making poppers is horrible! Thanks for the reminder, I need to check my pepper plant! jules

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  8. Stacia, ohhh poor dear on the pepper juice in the eyes! My parrots eat hot peppers like its candy, and occasionally, i will be kissing one and a beak will be covered in pepper juice and yes, i have gotten it in my eyes! ouch! These tasty treats look amazing and simple! Very cool and thanks for sharing on the hearth n soul hop! Alex@amoderatelife

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  9. Hi Stacia, Just to let you know, I will be sharing one of the lovely bloggers from your blog roll on my Rollin' with my bloggies section of thoughts on friday at a moderate life, so stop by and see who it is! :) Alex@amoderatelife

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  10. Oh, I've never topped my stuffed jalapeƱos w/ bread crumbs before...sounds fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing them w/ hns this week =)

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  11. sounds good! I love peppers and cheese! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

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