If you’ve been reading our blog for awhile now or know us personally, you are fully aware that we like our food with a little kick! When jalapeños were found in our most recent, CSA box, I was eager to make poppers… but, our peppers were a bit too small to stuff with cream cheese and wrap with bacon. So what did I do? I hit up Pinterest for some recipes that call for jalapeños, and found this recipe at ClosetCooking.com. It sounded delicious and aside from a few ingredients, I had everything at home.
Of course, a good friend once suggested substituting ingredients that you don’t have around for kitchen staples. So with a bit of a tweak (not to be confused with twerk) and a pinch less of coriander, I made something similar to the recipe mentioned above.
These fritters? Definitely one for the books! They were so delicious and a huge hit. And aside from greasing up my stovetop, they were super easy too!
One. Combine and mix the flour, egg, corn, jalapeños, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, bacon, paprika, green onions, cilantro, and lime juice.
Two. Heat oil over medium – low heat, form into patties, and cook approximately 4 – 6 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
Three. Serve with avocado slices and jalapeño popper dressing.
I followed the jalapeño popper dressing to a tee, but it was a little strong for both of us. Personally, I think the clove of garlic was a bit to much for us – and that’s coming from garlic lovers, but overall it was a great combination. Next time, I’ll probably minimize the amount of garlic in the dressing, but one thing is for sure – there will be a next time. It was too delicious not to share and definitely going to be a regular on the menu.