Die “V” Wort setzt seine Feier VeganMoFo, im Monat von köstlichen Speisen, mit dem anderen 25 Buchstaben des Alphabets. Heute ist der Brief “J” Jalapeno Poppers ist für Revisited.
Last March I wrote a post with a recipe for my fried Jalapeno Poppers.
|Fried Jalapeno Popper|
Nun, that has become my most popular recipe post on the blog by a long shot. While my “Breaking Up with Richard Gere” is the most viewed post so far this month, my Jalapeno Poppers are right behind. And the stats for number of views for all time show that my Jalapeno Poppers may be beating Richard by only 20 views but they both have more than double the views of the next most popular post, my Eggplant Rollatini Rezept.
I guess that’s not a big surprise. Anytime I post a recipe that is breaded, fried and indulgent, it gets a lot of visits and comments. My healthier recipes are just not as popular. It also helps that my Jalapeno Poppers were featured on Vegan.com und VeganEtsy. It’s much more surprising that my post about Richard Gere gets so much traffic but then again, what’s better than fried appetizers and handsome men?
But as I’ve mentioned so many times, fried food is my last vice. Whenever I feel the need for comfort food, I reach for the oil. In an effort to be able to indulge in my favorite comfort foods but not wreck my health, I decided to revisit my Jalapeno Poppers and give them a healthy makeover. So I ditched the oil, the flour, the milk and the bread crumbs. Was übrig bleibt,? Only the most delicious, würzig, cremig, BAKED jalapeno popper.
|Baked Jalapeno Popper|
Das ist richtig – no dredging, no breading, no frying. Just beautiful jalapeno peppers stuffed with a flavor-packed mixture of Vegan cream cheese, Daiya, scallions and spices. I think they actually taste better than the fried version because you can really taste the jalapeno. The taste of the pepper is not all covered up in breading and oil. These taste fresh, they actually taste healthy…gut, healthier.
Now when I need some comfort food, I can have my Baked Jalapeno Poppers and take comfort from the fact that I am not going to make myself feel worse by trying to make myself feel better. Achtung, Richard Gere, these might give you a run for your money 🙂
Jalapeno Poppers Revisited
6 oz. Vegan cream cheese (I now love Galaxy)
1 cup Daiya Pepperjack shreds
4 Schalotten, fein gehackt
2 TSPs. Mexican Chili-Pulver
2 TSPs. Knoblauchpulver
Heizen Sie den Backofen auf 400 Grad. Cut the stems off the peppers and slice them in half. Remove the seeds and the ribs.
In einer Schüssel, combine the cream cheese, Daiya shreds, scallions and spices. Mix it well to make sure the spices are evenly distributed.
Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with the cooking spray. Add about 1 Tbs. of the cream cheese mixture to each pepper half. Lay the filled peppers onto the baking sheet. Spray the tops of the peppers with the cooking spray.
Backen Sie für ungefähr 15 Minuten. The peppers should be softened but not mushy. The time will depend a lot on how hot your oven gets. When the cheese is melted and the peppers are softened, they are ready to eat.
Servieren Sie heiß. Genießen!
“J” Jalapeno Poppers ist für Revisited. Zum anderen “J” Wort, check out my original fried Jalapeno Poppers.
Die “V” Wort: Sagen Sie es. Eat it. Live it.