Sharon's Shenanigans

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Getting Ready for Superbowl (Test Run Recipe) February 4, 2011

Filed under: Food,HOME,Recipe — Sharon @ 12:51 pm

I found this Recipe on Gina’s and decided to try it out before the big game.  I had the perfect taste testers to try it on when Beth and Chris came over last week.  Chris will eat anything and ALOT of it too.  



The recipe is a pretty simple one.  


Low-Fat Baked Jalapeño Poppers
Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: makes 24 • Size: 2 poppers • Old Points: 1 pts • Points+: 2 pts
Calories: 61.6 • Fat: 2.7 g • Protein: 4.2 g • Carb: 5.3 g • Fiber: 0.7 g  

  • 12 jalapeño peppers, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 4.5 oz light cream cheese
  • 5 medium scallions, green part only, sliced
  • 2 oz shredded low fat sharp cheddar (I used Cabot 50%)
  • 1/2 cup egg beaters or egg whites, beaten
  • 1/2 cup panko crumbs*
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • spray oil

 Preheat oven to 350°. Wearing rubber gloves, cut peppers in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds and membrane.
Combine cream cheese, cheddar and scallions in a medium bowl.Combine panko, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper in another bowl.
Fill peppers with cheese filling with a small spoon or spatula.Dip peppers in egg beaters.Place pepper in panko mixture, using a spoon to make sure all the seasoning doesn’t fall to the bottom of the bowl.Spray a baking pan with oil spray. I lined my pan with parchment for easier cleanup. Lightly spray the peppers with a little more oil spray.Bake in the oven for about 20-25 minutes, until golden and cheese oozes out.

I didn’t wear rubber gloves but I made sure not to touch my face or eyes while working with the peppers. 
I then added all the good stuff in a bowl.  I used 1/3 less fat cream cheese and 2% milk Sharp Cheddar and diced scallions.

Once that was all mashed up I added the dry ingredients.  I forgot the salt and pepper.  

I stuffed all the jalapenos adn this recipe makes right amount of stuffing  for 24 poppers.  I decided to go for the full 2 eggs instead of using egg white and I didn’t have any egg beaters.  I dont’ think with an egg wash that it really matters that much or changes the points drastically but I also didn’t figure it out.

Just dip the little poppers into the egg wash and then cover them in the bread crumbs.

I actually forgot to spray them with the Pam before I cooked them.    I think that might have helped to keep the Panko together a little more.  I will remember that for Sunday.

They came out crunchy and gooey and D-E-L-I-C-O-U-S!  Beth said that she couldn’t tell they were supposed to be low fat, which is always a compliment in skinny cooking.

I am going to make these for the big game.  Who care who wins as long as there is good friend and good food.  (and maybe some gambling) 


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