Prep: 3 Mins Cook: 8 Mins

Just like those served in the local pub! Hot poppers are a trip for the taste buds.

Ortega Hot Poppers


  • 1 can (3.5-oz.) ORTEGA Whole Jalapenos, drained
  • 1 cup (4-oz.) shredded mild Cheddar cheese
  • 1 package (3-oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups corn flake cereal, crushed
  • Vegetable oil
  • ORTEGA Salsa, any variety and sour cream


CUT jalapenos lengthwise into halves; remove seeds.

BLEND cheeses and cilantro in small bowl. Place 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese mixture into each jalapeno half; chill for 15 minutes or until cheese is firm.

DIP each jalapeno in flour; shake off excess. Dip in eggs; coat with cornflake crumbs.

ADD vegetable oil to 1-inch depth in medium skillet; heat over high heat for 1 minute. Fry jalapenos; turning frequently with tongs, until golden brown on all sides. Remove from skillet; drain on paper towels. Serve with salsa and sour cream.
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