Baked Jalapenos

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Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 16 servings


•1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
•1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
•2/3 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
•1 teaspoon minced fresh cilantro
•8 jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
•1 egg, lightly beaten
•3/4 cup cornflake crumbs


•In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and cumin until smooth. Beat in Monterey Jack cheese and cilantro. Spoon into jalapeno halves.
• Place egg and cornflake crumbs in separate shallow bowls. Dip filling side of jalapenos in egg, then coat with crumbs.
• Place on a greased baking sheet with crumb side up. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until top is golden brown. Serve immediately. Yield: 16 appetizers.

Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.


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