Picture of Jalapeno Chili Pepper Screamers
You've heard of poppers, how about screamers?

Engineered from the same exacting standards as the Kentucky Fried WTF, consider this the mini-coop of the big SUVs.

These are small and peppy.  More gas to the gallon and guaranteed to get you going.

Can be served as an un-appetizer - finger food or just plain simple fun bar food.  It will definitely be noticed in a crowd at a party.

Step 1: Keep it simple...

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A simple preparation!

These are essentially fried stuffed jalapeno chili peppers with a bit of ecoutrements.

This is really another project to clean out the fridge. See what you have on hand and substitute anything you do not have.

You will need:
Jalapeno peppers - you can try other varieties and sizes.

For the stuffing, you will need
cream cheese
shredded cheese, any variety - the stringy kinds are good like mozzarella

seasonings - garlic, onion, salt, pepper, crushed pepper flakes, parsley, chili powder, etc. whatever you like.
Adjust the heat to your preference.

bacon - I'm going to try this turkey bacon as it might be "healthier", you can also use any other additional cured meats as flavoring, ham, proscuitto or pepperoni bits.

Stick pretzels - small thin ones, not the pretzel rods, you can even use potato stix.

Couple of strands of cooked spaghetti, or noodles

For the breading:
seasoned flour
egg or milk
breadcrumbs - you can also use cornmeal, cracker crumbs, panko breadcrumbs or just back into the flour tank

You can go with a batter type coating also.  Try beer batter or tempura.
And lastly, a kitchen equipped for deep-fat frying or try the oven-fry method.

CAUTION:  Frying with oil may be hazardous.  If you don't know what you are doing in the kitchen, work on perfecting poached eggs and then graduate to the deep fryer. Handle chili peppers with care as any trace contact from peppers to sensitive areas on your body might irritate and hurt like the Dickens...and that too.

MimArt2 years ago
What about cutting of the stem and coring out the pepper? Then the cheese, etc., is contained within the body, I mean the jalapeno. Do the tails get really breakable after frying? These are great-looking! Maybe a good dish for for Hallowe'en.. with ketchup?
caitlinsdad (author)  MimArt2 years ago
If you are catering to a bunch of hungry freeloaders guests then you would want to stretch your food budget by cutting the peppers in half.  Of course you can leave them whole and just cut off the stem and core them out if you are feeling generous. Just poke the pretzel sticks in.  The fried tails do come out stiff and crispy but would pull out if snagged on another piece.  The more breading you can put on that tail, the better it would hold up.  Good with any dip or sauce.  Give it a shot.
triumphman4 years ago
Wow at first glance I thought they were mice crispies (no pun intended, ha ha. ) No, really, I saw a movie once where a guy was stranded while he was doing research and a snow storm covered everything, so he survived by eating mice like the foxes were doing. Yuk.! It was prob. not true, but who knows. Remember the Donner Part. Yum! But anyway, nice 'ible I'm going to try this ASAP after going shopping for the ingreds. Thanks!
Actually, that movie was based on the true experiences of Harvey? Farley?... hmm can't remember... anyways Mofat. He was a biologist sent by an oil, or mining company to study the wolves in an area that they wanted to mine/drill. Meeses for dinner. nomnomnom
caitlinsdad (author)  triumphman4 years ago
Well, the tail is kinda crunchy and then there's the snappy and squishy part...something to ponder with the art of motorcycle maintenance...Thanks.
bobdog3 years ago
I MUST make these even though my daughter will in no way try to eat one even if bribery is attempted. Worthy of inclusion in Nanny Ogg's cookbook, somewhere between the Quattro Rodenti Pizza and the Sticky Toffee Rat Onna Stick.


About halfway through.
caitlinsdad (author)  bobdog3 years ago
Hmm, make it furrier and bigger ears... This might be more appealing http://www.instructables.com/id/Vegan-Mouse-Bites/
I thought entries had to be published on or after the start date of the contest. Am I missing something?
caitlinsdad (author)  cloudifornia3 years ago
The Halloween contests are the ones that allow entries published throughout the year - from about end of last Halloween to this Halloween. It is in the spirit that Halloween is prepped all year round. Go back and pick your best and enter. Good luck.
Not according to the official rules.

4. Projects published prior to the Start Date are not eligible for entry. You may not register the same Instructables project in more than three (3) Instructables contests in total. Further information about entry can be found in Section B below.

You might want to double-check, because I copied that directly from them.
caitlinsdad (author)  cloudifornia3 years ago
From the official rules of the 2011 Halloween food contest.
Deadline. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT)/8AM GMT on November 8, 2010(the "Start Date"). Entries for the Contest must be received by Sponsor by 11:59 p.m. PT on November 7, 2011/7:59am GMT on November 8, 2011(the "Deadline").

Note the "extended" start date.  The same goes for the other categories.

The previous few years have allowed ibles published after Halloween in the next Halloween contest to encourage awesomeness throughout the year,  Unless the Autodesk gremlins have put an end to that awesomeness, I did not get the memo.  

Thanks for clarifying that!
Wait, are you from arkansas?
caitlinsdad (author)  coollionsing24 years ago
No, my cousin Nacho is.
bajablue4 years ago
caitlinsdad (author)  bajablue4 years ago
Thanks, and congrats to you on your win. Nice concept of dragon hot wings.

The staff must have thought long and hard before they would be sending me a set of knives though.
lol... you, too? My husband said he should probably take out accident/injury insurance on me. 8-/
wolfencj4 years ago
Is it me, or do those look like deep-fried mice?
They look awesome !
caitlinsdad (author)  wolfencj4 years ago
I think it's just you.
Stanislaw4 years ago
Crazy! These would be brilliant for a halloween/monster themed party.
caitlinsdad (author)  Stanislaw4 years ago
It's scary times all year! Just look at the economy.
sunshiine4 years ago
I could actually eat one of these, even though I know where they came from. I'll bet your kids think your totally awesome! Thats a good thing.
caitlinsdad (author)  sunshiine4 years ago
I do strive to be an embarrassment and set the example whenever I get the opportunity.
I have a hunch you do quite well without trying! I enjoy reading your comments and of course your instructables.
l8nite4 years ago
it takes a really depraved mind to think up something THIS COOL !!!
caitlinsdad (author)  l8nite4 years ago
depraved is such a nasty word...I like it!
I knew you would understand !
maks19914 years ago
Мышки вкусняшки)
caitlinsdad (author)  maks19914 years ago
I believe your cyrillic characters do not come through. Cheers.
oswissmiss4 years ago
One word... BRILLIANT!!! ;)
These are fantastic! Are people terrified to eat over at your house? One minor suggestion for your next party, make about 3/4 regular poppers and 1/4 these and see who notices the first screamer!
caitlinsdad (author)  RollerScrapper4 years ago
I think you only need to make one.
Ha ha too true, and you can rush right over and eat it!
lemonie4 years ago

They look like the sort of food one might get at Burger World....

caitlinsdad (author)  lemonie4 years ago