24 Fresh Jalapeno Peppers

Ingredients: (24 Fresh Jalapeno Peppers)

1 1/2 Cups shredded Cheddar cheese 6 Cups vegetable oil for frying 3 large eggs — slightly beaten 2 Cups bread crumbs

Directions: (24 Fresh Jalapeno Peppers)

Wearing plastic gloves, cut stem end off peppers with paring knife. Carefully remove seeds and white membrane. Stuff peppers with cheese. Heat oil in deep-fat fryer to 375* or in large pot until oil registers 375*. Meanwhile, place eggs in small bowl. Place crumbs in shallow pan. Drop 4 peppers in eggs; toss to coat. Using fork, lift 1 pepper at a time out of egg, shaking off excess. Drop into crumbs; toss to coat. Place on sheet pan. When all peppers are coated, set aside for 15 min. to set up and dry. Repeat 6 more times with remaining peppers. With slotted spoon, slip peppers, 5-6 at a time, into hot oil. Fry 2-3 minutes, until golden. Remove to platter lined with paper towels to drain. Repeat with remaining peppers. Serve immediately. 24 poppers.