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Jalapeños Rellenos – the Original Jalapeño Poppers
This recipe for jalapeños rellenos is super simple and very traditionally Mexican. Served with fresh corn tortillas, a little avocado and some black bean sauce these authentic jalapeño poppers make for a very impressive appetizer.
- jalapenos - about 6, large, fresh
- cheese - 1/2 cup, shredded - mild white
- vegetable oil - for frying
- egg - 2 whites
- salt - a dash
- flour - 1/4 cup
- Cut each jalapeno lengthwise and scoop out the seeds and pith with a small spoon.
- Stuff each jalapeno with cheese, then secure with a toothpick and refrigerate until ready to use.
- Put some oil in a skillet - about 1/2 an inch, and heat over medium heat.
- While the oil is heating, beat the eggs whites in a large bowl until foamy. And the pinch of salt and continue to beat until soft peaks form.
- Sprinkle the flour on a small plate, then coat each jalapeno in flour, then dip in the egg whites and carefully place in the hot oil.
- Fry, turning them once, for about 3 minutes - or until golden.
- Serve with black bean sauce (puree some black beans with a little of their water until thin), sour cream, avocado and fresh tortillas.