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 burn….you 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!!
(Adapted from Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood)
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.