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Habanero Poppers
60 per serving
Makes about 24

Prep: 10 minutes
Fry @ 350°F: 1.5 – 3 minutes
• Deep Fryer:
• Piping bag or plastic bag
• Paring Knife
• Mixing Bowl

• 24 Habanero Peppers
• 8 oz Cream Cheese
• 1/2 cup of Cheddar Cheese
• 1 Egg
• Italian Breadcrumbs
• Ranch or Raspberry Sauce for Dipping optional
• Oil for Frying


1.) Stem and seed your habanero peppers. Where gloves or wash your hands directly after working with the habanero peppers to avoid burning sensations of the face if touched.

2.) Mix your package of cream cheese with your 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese, melt in the microwave to help soften, and fill into your piping bag.

3.) Pipe your cream cheese cheddar mixture into each pepper.

4.) Dip each popper into the egg and then the Italian bread crumbs, and repeat for a thicker coating.

5.) Fry your poppers at 350°F for 1.5 – 3 minutes, or until golden brown.

6.) Serve with your favorite dipping sauce OR eat these without any sauce and burn your face off.

Nutrition Facts:
Serving Size 1 Popper
Calories 60
Total Fat 3g
Saturated 1g
Trans 0g
Cholesterol 8mg
Sodium 85mg
Total Carbs 6g
Dietary Fiber 1.1g
Sugars 2.2g
Protein 3g

Disclaimer: Nutrition Facts are estimated through MyFitnessPal and should act as a general guideline. It does not represent any actual facts.

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