Jodis Deep-Fried Stuffed Jalapenos Recipe

  • 24 pickled jalapeno peppers
  • 1 pound Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 cups corn oil for frying
  1. Cut a short slit into each jalapeno pepper. Remove as many seeds as possible. Slice Cheddar cheese into approximately 1/4 inch by 1 inch strips. Stuff each jalapeno with a Cheddar cheese strip.
  2. Place beaten eggs in a small bowl.
  3. In a small dish, mix yellow cornmeal, flour and salt.
  4. One at a time, dip jalapenos in the eggs. Roll in the yellow cornmeal mixture until well coated. Arrange on a metal rack, and allow them to sit approximately 30 minutes.
  5. Heat corn oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  6. In small batches, using a slotted spoon, lower peppers into the heated oil, and fry until crisp and golden brown, about 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels.