Jalapeno Poppers

deep fried jalepeno poppers

I use mild padron peppers for my jalape├▒o poppers. I’ve made them both deep fried and in the oven. Deep fried is messy but taste fantastic. Oven fried is easy clean up. You choose!


  • 130g padron peppers, tops chopped off and seeds removed
  • 100g cream cheese
  • 25g parmesan cheese
  • dried basil, dried parsley, garlic salt to taste
  • 50g plain flour
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • 500 ml vegetable oil (for deep frying)

Deep Fried Method

  • Mix the cream cheese with the parmesan cheese and spices.
  • Carefully stuff the mixture into the peppers
  • Heat the oil to 160 C
  • Dip the peppers in flour, then egg then breadcrumbs – twice to make a thick coating.
  • Deep fry about two minutes on each side.
  • Remove with slotted spoon and stack on kitchen paper to drain the excess oil.
  • Eat when a bit cooled.
deep fried Jalapeno Poppers

Oven Fried Method

  • (You won’t need the egg, flour or as much vegetable oil)
  • Mix the cream cheese and spices
  • Cut the peppers in half and stuff with cream cheese
  • Place on baking sheet
  • Bake at 200C for 10 minutes
  • Mix breadcrumbs and parmesan with 1 tablespoon of oil
  • Sprinkle breadcrumb mixture on the peppers
  • Return to oven and bake for a further 10 minutes until golden brown
oven fried jalapeno poppers