Updated: Jun 20, 2020
10-12 fresh jalapeños
4-5 strips chopped bacon or ham
1/2 Philadelphia creamcheese
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 tsp. dried oregano
Wear gloves to protect fingers! Make cut under half of stem lengthwise on one side of peppers; remove seeds.
Stir together bacon, cheese, spices and salt. Fill jalapeños with cheese mixture, pressing seams closed after filling, so that cheese is compacted and pepper retains its shape.
Lightly beat eggs in a small shallow bowl. Stir together breadcrumbs and oregano in another shallow bowl. Dip jalapeños in egg, letting excess drip off, then coat with the breadcrumbs. Repeat coating with egg and crumbs to form a second layer.
Heat the oil in a medium saucepan. Fry jalapeños until golden brown.
This recipe is great for those who like extra spicy food!