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Heidi’s Stuffed Jalapenos

Heidi’s Stuffed Jalapenos (Photograph courtesy: Heidi Billotto) Heidi’s Stuffed Jalapenos (Photograph courtesy: Heidi Billotto)
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Recipe by Charlotte Culinary Expert, Heidi Billotto

Ingredients

  • 12 local jalapenos, cut in half length wise, seeded and scraped clean (be sure the wear plastic gloves when you clean the peppers)
  • 1 cup real cream cheese or make it local with Uno Alla Volta cottage cheese or Uno Alla Volta ricotta
  • 1 cup shredded Ashe County Jack or Cheddar cheese (or for fun use 1 cup shredded Fading D Farm Water Buffalo cheese)
  • 1 local egg
  • Panko crumbs or coarse ground corn meal
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro leaves

Method

  1. Clean peppers and arrange on a parchment paper lined baking sheet open side up.
  2. Combine your choice of cheeses with 1 egg and blend well.
  3. Stuff each of the jalapenos with some of cheese mixture. Top with panko crumbs or coarse corn meal.
  4. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 35 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven, cool just a bit and garnish with minced cilantro leaves or local microgreens.

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