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What do I do with lots of jalapenos?
« on: October 05, 2015, 11:47:30 AM »
I planted a jalapeno this year mostly on a whim and the plant went nuts.  I typically buy like one or two at a time at the store and the plant has like 20 mature peppers.  The season is about over and I will need to harvest them soon.  What should I do with them?  Can I dry them?  Pickle them?  Can them somehow?

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Re: What do I do with lots of jalapenos?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2015, 11:50:48 AM »
I would make pepper poppers! 

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Re: What do I do with lots of jalapenos?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2015, 11:51:49 AM »
I vote for pickling.

Otherwise, if you smoke them they turn into chipotles.

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Re: What do I do with lots of jalapenos?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2015, 11:57:53 AM »
You can freeze them whole and use later.  My favorite thing to do it make poppers, freeze on a baking sheet then store frozen in a container or bag.  Then I'm always only 15-20 minutes from poppers when the mood strikes.   Both the double crumbed and bacon wrapped variety freeze and then bake well.

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Re: What do I do with lots of jalapenos?
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2015, 12:12:08 PM »
You can freeze them whole and use later.  My favorite thing to do it make poppers, freeze on a baking sheet then store frozen in a container or bag.  Then I'm always only 15-20 minutes from poppers when the mood strikes.   Both the double crumbed and bacon wrapped variety freeze and then bake well.

Anyone have a favorite recipe for poppers?

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Re: What do I do with lots of jalapenos?
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2015, 12:19:53 PM »
http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/bacon-wrapped_j/

I personally cut them in half, seed them and freeze them. That way, I can make poppers (admittedly without the handy stem handle, but that's why god made toothpicks), but I can also use them in enchiladas and stews and stuff.

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Re: What do I do with lots of jalapenos?
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2015, 12:28:08 PM »
I need to plant jalapeņos. I love them

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Re: What do I do with lots of jalapenos?
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2015, 12:40:54 PM »
I have had success processing them and chopping them up like I am going to put them in a chili, then just freezing them in a zip lock bag.  When it comes time to make the chili just toss the frozen block of chopped up peppers in.

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Re: What do I do with lots of jalapenos?
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2015, 12:46:20 PM »
For poppers I cut them in half and deseed.  I wear gloves because I have a terrible time afterwards not touching my face.....

My cheese mixture is 1/3-1/2 cream cheese + 2/3-1/2 sharp cheddar.  I add into that roasted garlic and onions or if I'm lazy or don't have fresh on hand to make just garlic powder.  I'll often put some paprika in too.  If I am wrapping in bacon I do not put bacon in the filling.  If I'm crumbing them I uses seasoned bread crumbs and put 1/4 lb bacon cooked and crumbled in per 8 oz cream cheese.  These are the general to taste guidelines - I mix it up a lot :)

If I'm wrapping in bacon I use 1/2 slice / popper. Tf I'm crumbing them I use and beaten egg + a little milk and seasoned bread crumbs and ALWAYS double crumb.

I once did Cream cheese, Swiss and peaches wrapped in bacon - those were amazing.

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Re: What do I do with lots of jalapenos?
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2015, 01:19:08 PM »
Cowboy candy! Delicious on nachos later on.

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Re: What do I do with lots of jalapenos?
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2015, 01:25:03 PM »
I typically freeze jalapenos whole and raw with no issues.  They're small enough too that I can just chop them up while frozen to throw in the pan with something.

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Re: What do I do with lots of jalapenos?
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2015, 01:26:19 PM »
Jelly!

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Re: What do I do with lots of jalapenos?
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2015, 01:51:42 PM »
I keep a container of chopped, frozen hot peppers in the freezer and just scoop them into any food that needs them as I'm cooking.  It's very handy to have.

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Re: What do I do with lots of jalapenos?
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2015, 01:55:38 PM »
Stuffed jalepenos. (DH like a pork, corn, black bean stuffing recipe-but google may show a few options)

Cream cheese and jalepenos as an appetizer.

Fried jalepeno poppers.

Make a salsa.

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Re: What do I do with lots of jalapenos?
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2015, 02:08:11 PM »
Thanks much, folks.  I will probably try some poppers and freeze the rest.

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Re: What do I do with lots of jalapenos?
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2015, 02:11:46 PM »
Put them in the oven for about 20 minutes at 350. Poke a few holes in them with a fork when finished. Pack a canning jar tightly with them and top it off with soy sauce. Process them in a canner and store. They're good for a few years and taste freaking amazing.
« Last Edit: October 05, 2015, 09:50:35 PM by PFHC »

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Re: What do I do with lots of jalapenos?
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2015, 02:31:14 PM »
Several years ago, my husband had a similar problem with a variety of hot peppers.  So he just sliced them up and dried them using a dehydrator, which sped up the drying process.  He still has a number of these dried peppers left.

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