Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pepperoncini Poppers

There is one word that describes these little guys!   Addictive! My brother brought them to a family dinner and they have been a huge hit ever since.  They are so easy to make, and add a great snack to any party. 

There are two ways to cook these.  Microwave or oven.  The microwave, is faster, but seems to make the cheese run a little more. So it can be a little more messy.   (like in the picture)  But when you are just making a couple to have for a snack, it's a perfect way to do it. 

In the oven, it melts slower and tastes even better. The cheese also seems to stay in a gooey stage for longer. So for big batches, or for parties?  This is the way to go. 

The best turkey to use, is a thick sliced turkey.  Depending on the size of the slice, you can cut it in half to wrap around the popper.  The best mozzarella cheese that I have found to use, is string cheese. I can usually do about 3 poppers per piece of string cheese.  I have used chunk mozzarella cheese and it works just fine. I just like the all around end product with string cheese a little better.  
Pepperoncini Poppers

pepperoncini (whole)
Thick sliced turkey
mozzarella cheese (like string cheese)

Take off the stems and seeds from the pepperoncini, leaving as much of the pepper in tact as possible.  Stuff the pepperoncinni with cheese and wrap with a slice of turkey.  Hold together with a toothpick. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until cheese is softened and melting.  (you can also microwave for about 30 seconds if you prefer) Serve immediately.


Annalyn Sanders said...

Chad actually invented this little things!!!

Chad and Mindy said...

Chad has added another ingredient to these that makes them even better. The roasted raspberry chipotle sauce from Costco. It makes them extra yummy.

Jennie said...

Wow Mindy, that sounds really good! Thanks for sharing!