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...
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
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:
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.