Some Like it Hot

by Fran@frantasticfood.com on August 2, 2010

As I was stuffing my bags at the farmer’s market on Saturday morning I wasn’t immediately sure what I’m going to do with most of this produce outside of eggplant parmesan, but I knew full well  I was going to have another go at Jalapeño Poppers.  I guess some like it hot.  This time, rather than frying, I was going to grill using the pepper roaster I picked up on sale this week.

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I made a mixture of cream cheese, mixed shredded Mexican cheeses and cilantro with a little cream to loosen the mixture just a bit.

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They were good, but I have to admit, I like the fried version better.  The texture of the crispy exterior is great and the added flavor of the breading was just right.

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And as you can see, they didn’t hold up very well.  I wouldn’t want to grill them any less though.  I think the heat dissipates a bit with cooking time and if I took them off before they started to collapse on themselves, it would be like eating fire with cheese.  I think my mistake was not filling the roaster.  It seems as though when it’s full the peppers kind of hold each other up as they begin to break down.  Looks like I’ll have to try again.

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I have a feeling I like the filling more than the pepper.  It’s time to think about what I can use the filling for outside of peppers.

Ideas?

As always, Williams-Sonoma, my employer, did not ask me to write this post and I received no compensation for doing so — other then the employee discount I took advantage of when making my purchase.

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Jane MNo Gravatar August 2, 2010 at 5:57 am

Wow that is very disappointing to see the jalepenos fall over when roasted. I guess it makes sense since the pepper gets soft when heated up. Is it worth buying this gizmo?

RichardNo Gravatar August 2, 2010 at 7:08 am

I wrap mine in bacon, secure with a toothpick and place them right on the grill. This holds the gooey goodness inside and creates a crunchy smokey layer on the outside. I use a half of a slice of thin sliced bacon. Good luck and keep trying!!

CopyKat RecipesNo Gravatar August 2, 2010 at 8:49 pm

So I didn't have dinner tonight, and I was doing fine until I saw your photos here. I like your pepper roaster. When I roast peppers, I put in cheese and wrap them with bacon and then put on a skewer. But, I like Richard's idea of using the toothpick.

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