Deep-Fried Jalapeño Chilli Poppers – Chillies Rellenos. Stuffed Jalapeños Deep Fried in Batter.

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Deep-Fried Jalapeño Chilli Poppers - Chillies Rellenos. Stuffed Jalapeños Deep Fried in Batter.
Recipe type: Starter / Entre / Snack / Cocktail / Accompaniment
Cuisine: Mexican
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Serves: 6-8
Deep-fried Jalapeño Chilli Poppers stuffed with cheese make a perfect cocktail snack, entre or accompaniment to a main meal. The chillies can be stuffed with anything from spiced pork to cream cheese. I have used processed cheese spread. You can use pickled jalapenos or fresh.
For the Batter (makes enough for 24 chilli poppers)
  • 150g All purpose flour
  • 75ml Tapioca flour
  • 7.5ml Baking powder
  • 235ml Water
  • 2.5ml Salt
  • 30ml Oil
  • 24 Pickled or fresh jalapeno peppers
  • 240ml Processed cheese spread
  1. Add the flour, tapioca flour and baking powder to a large mixing bowl. Add the water and whisk this until smooth. Put this aside for 30 minutes to rest.
  2. While the batter rests, slice one side of each chilli open along the length and scrape the seeds out.
  3. Measure out the filling, in this case processed cheese spread. If it is a bit stiff, warm it in your microwave to soften it.
  4. Load the filling into your piping bag, or icing gun and inject about 2 teaspoons of the cheese into each chilli. Use your finger to wipe away any excess.
  5. To finish off the batter, pour in the oil and salt and whisk these in thoroughly until well combined.
  6. Fill your wok or pan with oil to a depth of 1 inch or 25mm and heat this to 190c or 375f.
  7. Dip the cillis in the batter to coat, then carefully drop them into the oil in batches of 6. Fry these for 3 minutes per side then remove and drain on paper towel. Repeat until all of the chillis are fried.
  8. Transfer to platters and serve immediately.


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