Crabmeat Stuffed Jalapenos (Texas Popcorn)
Recipe: Crabmeat Stuffed Jalapenos (Texas Popcorn) | Hot and tasty - A kitchen workhorse and the foundation of many party Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvre, and SnacksRated 4.7 / 5 based on 11 reviews
Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 35 min Yield: 8 Serving
Nutrition facts: 240 calories 9 grams fat
1 pound flaked crabmeat
1 can jalapeno peppers -- (1 pound, 11 ounces)
2 tablespoons finely chopped green pepper
2 tablespoons minced onions
2 tablespoons dill pickle -- minced
1/4 cup cracker meal
2 beaten eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 clove minced garlic
1/4 cup milk
2 cups Cracker meal
1 cup Milk
1/4 ts Salt
1/4 ts Pepper
Cut peppers in half lengthwise. Discard pulp and seeds and rinse carefully. In a large mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients, except breading mixture. Stuff pepper halves with crab mixture and press stuffing around pepper. Set peppers aside.
To prepare breading mixture: Place 2 cups cracker meal in a flat pan. In a separate pan, mix 1 cup milk, 2 eggs and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Dip peppers in egg mixture, then in cracker meal. Repeat procedure.
Deep fry at 365 degrees (F) until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Makes 30 hors d'oeuvre.
© Jim Catanich