Thursday, April 29, 2010

Jalapeno Bites

I know I've been MIA this week. Like a crazy woman I decided to paint another room in the house! As if I don't have enough other projects going on right now. So I'm posting today and then tomorrow I'll have a giveaway woohoo!!

These little guys are a little messy to make but the taste is totally worth it. I recommend if you're gonna get messy might as well duplicate the recipe and freeze them so you can pull out how many you want to bake. If you want you can toss all the ingredients in a food processor instead of chopping the jalapenos by hand.

Here's a tip for you if you don't wear gloves while dealing with jalapenos from the burn you have on your hands from the oil. You know the can't touch your eyes and no matter how many times you wash your hands you can't seem to get it off. Well, scrub your hands with sugar. Trust me it works!!

Jalapeno Bites
(Adapted from Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood)

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
8 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated (about 2 cups)
4 tablespoons seeded and chopped jalapeno peppers
1 large egg, beaten
3 cups dry plain bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix the cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, jalapenos and egg to for a paste.

Shape into balls using about 1/2 tablespoon of paste for each. Roll the balls in the bread crumbs.

Place on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden brown. Serve warm.


  1. My cats found the jalepenos that I had on the table and now I've been picking them up for a week!

    Those look awesome. I really need to try them cause we luv jalepeno's and I need another way to fix them.


  3. yum these look great! Chris planted a zillion jalapeno plants this year so this just might come in handy!

  4. Is this an original recipe? If so you should enter them into the appetizer contest with philadelphia cream cheese. Appetizers are next week.

  5. I tried the sugar tip--it helped some but I still just about burned my eye out taking out my contacts, haha. Maybe I should try gloves, haha.

  6. what is the sugar tip??? I am little uneasy with jalapenos, the last time I made salsa (was my first time using a jalapeno and I was clueless!!!) I took my contacts out and thought I was dying! I had to go without wearing them until I could get a new pair. Can't wait to try this recipe!

    1. Put a scoop of sugar in your hands and scrub them while you wash them. I do 2 or 3 times just to make sure I don't miss any spots.

  7. save the sugar and use a can of Coke or Pepsi.....just pour over your hands, rubbing the cola into your skin, then rinse with cool water. OR, use gloves to wash, and/or chop the jalapenos and shape into balls. I cut the stems off of the jalapenos, then toss them and the cream cheese into the food processor to chop & mix, then add the egg.