Saturday, August 23, 2008

"Holy Spicy Sweet Greasy Goodness!"

That was what Mr. Cavehair's boss exclaimed after popping not just any ordinary bacon wrapped-cheese-stuffed-jalapeno. My camera is broken and its really too bad, because not only did these things taste amazing, they really turned out pretty attractive too.
I'm going to tell you my secret to these awesome little party-poppers...roll them in brown sugar!

Split your jalepeno in half up to the cap, but don't separate the halves, clean out the seeds and veins. Stuff each WHOLE jalapeno with 1/3 of a mozzerela cheese stick. Wrap each jalapeno in one slice of THIN sliced bacon ( it wraps better than me on this) and then roll each bacon wrapped jalapeno in brown sugar. Place on a wire rack over a foil lined baking sheet. Bake in a 450 oven until sugar has begun to caramelize and the bacon is crisp. Then roll the jalapenos over, turn on the broiler and finish the second side under the broiler for a couple of minutes. ( if you turn and then bake until the second side is caramelized, I'm certain the jalapeno will be overcooked and mushy inside). These are a great treat to take to a cookout or other casual party. Enjoy!


Marylois said...

I'll have to give this a try. I do have a few kids who like hot stuff.