12 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 package shredded Cheddar cheese (use half/ approx. 4oz)
1 package shredded Mexican Style cheese (use half/approx. 4oz)
12 ounces jalapeno peppers, seeded and halved
1 cup milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup dry bread crumbs
2 quarts oil for frying
Strawberry jelly or ranch
In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese, Cheddar cheese and Cheddar/Jack (Mexican Blend) cheese. Spoon this mixture into the jalapeno pepper halves.
Put the milk and flour into two separate small bowls. Dip the stuffed jalapenos first into the milk then into the flour, making sure they are well coated with each. Allow the coated jalapenos to dry for about 10 minutes.
Dip the jalapenos in milk again and roll them through the breadcrumbs. Allow them to dry, then repeat to ensure the entire surface of the jalapeno is coated.
In a medium skillet, heat the oil to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C). Deep fry the coated jalapenos 2 to 3 minutes each, until golden brown. Remove and let drain on a paper towel.
Serve them with Strawberry Jelly or Ranch.
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I found this recipe from a website called allrecipes.com. It was posted by Heather Fargas (who deserves the credit). The only changes I made were the mixtures of cheeses, and I omitted bacon bits.