Yield: 12 servings
12 lg jalapenos, seeded and cut in half
2 c Monterey jack cheese, shredded
1 lg egg
2 tb milk
1 tb flour
1 ts Parmesan, grated
1 1/2 c bread crumbs, seasoned or unseasoned
Wash jalapenos, cut in half, and take out seeds. Stuff each half
with grated jack cheese. In shallow bowl, mix flour, egg, Parmesan,
milk, salt, and pepper to taste. Place breadcrumbs in flat dish.
Dip jalapeno in egg mixture and then in breadcrumbs. Place in
freezer for 1/2 hour. Take out of freezer and deep fry in hot oil
until golden brown. The seasoned breadcrumb will give you more
flavor and since it is salted, you don't need to add much salt to
the egg mixture. The unseasoned breadcrumb will give your coating
more of a firm consistency when fried.
VARIATIONS: Use Jack cheese with pimentos for a mild flavor, or
jalapenos for a double inferno. Also, add some chili powder and/or
cumin to the egg mixture for a more "Mexican" type flavor.