Source: Nestle® Very Best Meals

Ortega Hot Poppers
Just like those served in the local pub! Hot poppers are a trip for the taste buds.
Serves: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes


1 can (3.5-oz.)ORTEGA® Whole jalapenos, drained
1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
1 package (3-oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups corn flakes cereal, crushed
ORTEGA® Thick & Chunky Salsa, for serving
sour cream, for serving

CUT jalapenos lengthwise into halves; remove seeds.

COMBINE cheddar cheese, cream cheese and cilantro in small bowl. Place 1 to 1½ teaspoons cheese mixture into each jalapeno half; chill for 15 minutes or until cheese is firm.

DIP each jalapeno half in flour; shake off excess. Dip into egg; coat with corn flake crumbs.

ADD vegetable oil to 1-inch depth in medium skillet; heat over high heat for 1 minute. Fry jalapenos turning frequently with tongs, until golden brown on all sides. Remove from skillet; drain on paper towels. Serve with ORTEGA Thick & Chunky Salsa and sour cream.