Jalapeno Poppers are a family favorite and the Iowa City Farmer’s Market is the best place to purchase fresh jalapenos this time of year. Often these morsels serve as a meal at our house. Baked Poppers can be stored in the refrigerator for a couple days (although they rarely last that long at our house) and are delicious cold as well as reheated.
We have many variations of our Jalapeno Popper recipe and often the final product is contingent on what’s in the refrigerator. Crumbled crispy bacon, goat cheese, and artichoke dip can all be substituted into the basic recipe for delicious results.
One word of caution: Make sure you remove all the seeds from the jalapenos. In general, Jalapeno Poppers are only a bit “warm” – especially with the delicious cheese to cool down the palate. Forgotten seeds can surprise the person eating the popper, though, so caution is needed if consumers are wary of hot food.
Here’s our basic recipe:
Logsden Jalapeno Poppers
Select fresh, large Jalapenos.
Cut off the top and split in half lengthwise.
Remove all seeds.
Fill with cream cheese.
Wrap with Prosciutto (we prefer Iowa-made La Quercia)
Arrange on cooking pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Check after 15.
If you are looking for summer recipe inspiration, browse our catalog or check out the many awesome books at the Library. 641 is the call number to get you started.
Let us know which delicious dishes you are creating from the fresh ingredients you find at the Iowa City Farmer’s Market.
See you at the Market!