This recipe is actually my husbands’ brainchild. He went hunting this weekend and planned on cooking duck wraps, but due to too many hands in the kitchen, his duck was boiled instead of defrosted. The duck ended up going in the gumbo and he was left with a bunch of jalapenos and cream cheese and nothing to do with it.
Down the road from the camp is a store that sells fresh boudin and cracklins. He had some “cracklin crumbs” which are basically what is left after all the big chunks of cracklins are gone. He likes to put it in cornbread. He took those and created something so delicious that when he came home from hunting, he had to go buy the stuff to make more! These were phenomenal and would be a huge hit for a Super Bowl Party. Just sayin’.
Cracklin’ Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers
A Cooking With Christen original recipe
1 dozen jalapeno peppers, halved and seeded
1 block cream cheese, softened
3/4 crushed FRESH cracklin’ crumbs
1 tbsp hot sauce of your choice
sharp cheddar cheese to top
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix the cream cheese, cracklin’ crumbs and hot sauce until evenly distributed. Spread onto each jalapeno half, top with shredded cheese and place on a baking sheet. Bake until the cheese is melted and starting to turn golden. Serve warm.