Habanero Poppers

Discussion in 'Peppers' started by flattop, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. flattop

    flattop Smoke Blower

    Habanero Poppers
    12 oz. cream cheese, softened
    1/2 lb. Queso Jalapeño or shredded Cheddar cheese
    1 Tbsp bacon bits
    12 Habanero peppers, seeded and halved
    1 cup. milk
    1 cup. flour
    1 cup. dry bread crumbs
    2 qts. Lard or oil for frying



    In a med. bowl, mix the cream cheese, Queso Jalapeño and bacon bits.
    Spoon this mixture into the Habanero pepper halves.
    Put the milk and flour into two separate small bowls.
    Dip the stuffed Habanero peppers first into the milk then into the flour,
    making sure they are well coated with each.
    Allow the coated Habaneros to dry for about 10 mins.
    Dip the Habaneros in milk again and roll them through the breadcrumbs.
    Allow them to dry, then repeat to ensure the entire surface of the Habanero
    is coated.
    In a med. skillet, heat the oil to 365 F.
    Deep fry the coated Habaneros 2-3 mins. each, until golden brown.
    Remove and let drain on a paper towel.


    Now the only changes I did were:

    I cut slit's in the peppers and cleaned out the seeds and stuffed the mixture into the peppers.

    I used Havarti herb and spice cheese instead of the chedder.

    and I used 6 pieces of cooked bacon and crumbled it up....reason being is I don't think bacon bits taste even close to bacon.

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  2. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great.

    Made Habanero ABTs for the wife once (too hot for me [​IMG] ). She like them, but she can't eat enough to make it worth the effort. Her latest thing is habanero stuffed olives, she says they are great, but again, for me...........I'll pass [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. brianj517

    brianj517 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice pics. I've still got a few habs left in the garden. I usually dry them to make my own chipotle spice, but I think I'll try these this weekend.

    Cheers,
    Brian
     
  4. minn.bill

    minn.bill Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    wow ! i love hot food but i'll stick to the jalapinos .i have to taste my heat but not burn through it.
     
  5. love the idea for the dipping sauce to say HOT!
     
  6. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    ABTS almost too hot for me. Couldn't hack the habaneros!
     
  7. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Flattop, that is my kind of side dish. I usually have something along thoses lines with a sandwich, or better yet with chicken. Keep up the hot stuff!
     
  8. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    They look great Flatop but I think I'll use jalepinos!
     
  9. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I don't mind a little heat but that's insane..............
     
  10. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Made my mouth burn reading. OUCH HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. big game cook

    big game cook Smoking Fanatic

    sweet. ill have to give that a whirl. i love hot hot hot. i eat hab pickeled.
     
  12. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Eat a basket of those outside in Tx. when it's 110 or so.. that calls for a whole kegerator of COLD Shiner! All ya need is a good ol' bowl of 3Xtra Hot Texas Chili to sop 'em up in!
     
  13. chef_boy812

    chef_boy812 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Going in they sound fun!
    coming out.............[​IMG]

    but I like how you think, This would be a great he-man treat for my buddies a work who claim nothing is too hot.
     
  14. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice, but no thanks [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  15. smoking gun

    smoking gun Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Perfect dish for the fantasy football draft. Are ya man enough? Well..... are ya nancy? [​IMG]
     
  16. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    flattop..........in your pic, what, unripe habs, with ripe ones? or two diff types?
     
  17. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i like the jap stuffed olives but have not seen hab. stuffed
     
  18. big game cook

    big game cook Smoking Fanatic

    the green ones i believe are jalapenos.

    i actually buy my own unstuffed olives from time to time and stuff with pickeled habenaro slivers.
     
  19. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    but its the same size/looking as the ripe hab, cept its green........if its a jap, its the fattest jap i ever seen.......unless its the creme cheese bulking it up
     
  20. big game cook

    big game cook Smoking Fanatic

    from the bottom pic where there breaded the top 4 look longer. im just guessing. thats what they looked like to me. green hab are ususlly not as dark green.

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    i think the filling is fattening them. because the hab look round and usually have dimples around them like the pic.
     

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