Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno Poppers

6 large Jalapenos
6 slices Monterey Jack or Mozzarella cheese (1/2" thick)
all purpose flour for dredging
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 large or 3 small eggs, separated

Place peppers in a bowl and add scalding water to cover. Let stand 30
minutes to 1 hour until softened. Leave stems on and slit down one side
removing and discarding all the seeds.

Place one slice of cheese inside each pepper, and dust with flour. Heat the
oil.

Beat the egg yolks until thick and lemon colored. Beat the whites until they
stand in peaks. Fold the yolks into the whites and dip each pepper in the
egg mixture until well coated.

Fry at once in hot oil turning once and spooning oil over the uncooked
places. Cook until golden brown.

Poppers are great but I love to make them stuffed with Chicken Salad, yummm. Big hit at our house and easy to take.