Christmas in september- NFL season starts

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  1. the-boy-nurse

    the-boy-nurse

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    I know this is probably a little early but football is just around the corner. Everyone knows the appropriate food for football is pizza and hot wings. Additionally everyone thinks their wings are the best, I just happen to be right:)

    What I want to know is what other people serve for football parties. At my house we're fans of the Jalapeno popper, and not those over-breaded bland slices you get in the freezer section. Here's the recipe:

    Jalapeño Poppers-

    25 jalapeño peppers

    8 oz brick Monterey jack cheese cut into wedges small enough to stuff in peppers and leave room for cream cheese

    8-16 oz cream cheese depending on the size of the jalapenos

    Canola oil for deep frying

    For batter-

    ¾ cup flour

    ¼ cup corn meal

    1 tbsp sea salt

    1 tsp garlic powder

    1 tsp fresh ground pepper

    ½ tsp turmeric

    ½ tsp baking powder

    1 cup ice cold beer (preferably a light beer like corona)
    • Slice open jalapeños, remove seeds (you can leave some of the seeds in if your friends have more durable palates than my friends)
    • Stuff the cheese wedges into the peppers and fill the remaining space w cream cheese.
    • Heat oil in deep fryer or large pan to 375f
    • In a large bowl mix dry ingredients.
    • Stir in 1 cup cold beer.
    • One at a time, coat jalapeños in batter and drop in oil. Cook in batches until golden brown. Remove from oil with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
    • Serve w/ sour cream and or guacamole
    • Drink the remaining beer (optional)
    What do you guys make? Could use some new ideas.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. boar_d_laze

    boar_d_laze

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    Poppers are great, but we usually prefer ABTs. 

    BDL
     
  3. the-boy-nurse

    the-boy-nurse

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    Is there anything bacon does not make better? Had some with whole shrimp in them once, kinda overpowered the shrimp. Do you usually do a mixed stuffing or just cheese?
     
  4. boar_d_laze

    boar_d_laze

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    Ahh bacon...

    The current faves are home made spiced cheese (which is something like Boursin); provolone or cheddar with left over beef; or jack cheese and leftover chicken or pork.   

    I make ours in the smoker.

    BDL