Mary Lee’s Deep Fried Jalapeño Poppers (Recipe)

Mary Lee’s Deep Fried Jalapeño Poppers (Recipe)

Jalapeno Poppers Recipe
“The perfect Jalapeno popper recipe! They are perfect for parties, and they always disappear faster than I can make them!


  • 15 jalapeno peppers
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 3 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • dash of salt
  • dash of pepper
  • 1 cup of butter cracker crumbs
  • oil for deep frying


  1. Slice jalapeno peppers in half lengthwise; remove seeds, and pat the halves dry with a paper towel.
  2. Combine the cream cheese, salt, pepper and cheddar cheese, mixing until well blended.
  3. Fill the jalapeno pepper halves with the cream cheese mixture. The best tool for the job is your hands! For a solid coating, try to coat the smooth back of the pepper halves with a thin layer of the cream cheese mixture (it makes a big difference! It gives the flour and cracker crumbs something to grab on to).
  4. Beat eggs well in a small bowl.
  5. Combine the salt and flour in a second bowl.
  6. Put cracker crumbs and 1/2 cup flour in a third bowl.
  7. Toss and turn the peppers in the flour until coated, then in the eggs coating thoroughly, then into the cracker crumb mixture. Place prepared poppers on a plate.
  8. Meanwhile, heat oil in deep fryer to 370°. Deep fry peppers in batches for 4-7 minutes , or until golden brown. Transfer jalapeno poppers to paper towels to drain.