Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Jalapeno Bites

Here's a little snack I whipped up the other day for our open house. I needed a little appetizer and thought this might go over well. IT Guy loves jalapeno poppers that you can get at some fast food places, and these were a pretty tasty substitute. You can make them as hot as you like by leaving in some of the seeds. I made sure and took them all out because I wasn't sure how much heat people wanted. But they were very good....there were none left!

Jalapeno Bites

25 Wonton wrappers
5 - 6 fresh jalapenos
25 1-inch chunks of cheddar cheese
1 egg - beaten
oil for frying

Slice washed jalapenos in half lengthwise. Slice off the tops. Remove seeds and veins. Cut each half into 1 inch pieces.

Brush edges of a wonton wrapper with egg wash.

Place a piece of jalapeno and a chunk of cheese on the wonton wrapper. Add a sprinkling of salt then fold the edges in to make a little package. Repeat with the rest of the wrappers, jalapenos, cheese and salt.

Heat oil to medium heat and fry the bites until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot.

Here's what you need..use as 
much of the ingredients as you like. I made 25.

Chop off the tops of the peppers and slice down the middle. Then scoop out the seeds and veins. You can use rubber gloves for this step to avoid "the burn". Ouchie.

Cut each jalapeno half into
 large chunks then chunk the cheese, too.

Place a piece of jalapeno and cheese 
and a sprinkling of salt on the wonton wrapper. 
Brush the edges with beaten egg. Start folding like this...

..then this...

..until you get this.

Fry 'em up and serve. Yum! And ole!