Perfect Game Day Food: Avocado Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

Jalapeno-Poppers

It’s Game Day!

Trust me there’s always a game on TV, every… single… day, except for Thanksgiving… Oh no wait there’s a game on that day too! If your household is anything like mine, we LOVE sports, and by we I mean mainly my husband. Hockey, football, baseball, golf, basketball… if there’s a ball involved it’s one of my husband’s favorites, if not I’m sure we can still watch that one too.

Don’t get me wrong I will occasionally get into a game or two, but I like to save myself for the really big ones like Super bowl, the Olympics, and maybe the last playoff game of 2 ½ months’ time period of playoffs. If I’m sounding cranky, don’t let me fool you, I’ve resigned myself to getting cozy on the couch with a good magazine, which I quite enjoy. Unless I really do need help with something, in that case, don’t mess with me.

By the way ladies, games are a great time to ask for what you want. Just put that in your back pocket and save it for later. You’re welcome.

One thing we can all agree on is really good food, and these avocado jalapeno poppers are so scrumptious and addictive you might have trouble stopping. I can honestly say, I love them and I could eat them all the time if given the chance. The creamy avocado, the crunchy fried won ton wrapper, and the kick from the jalapeno are to die for.

The idea for this recipe came from my husband. He was telling a co-worker about a tasty dish I made, which you can find here, but he remembered it wrong and instead came up with these avocado jalapeno poppers. When he arrived home and was telling me about it to make sure he remembered it correctly, I said “No, I’ve never made that before but it sure sounds good!” Viola!

I hope you enjoy them as much as we do! Go Team Go!

Avocado Jalapeno Poppers

Yields: 16 poppers

Ingredients:

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

16 won ton wrappers

1 avocado

*2 jalapeno peppers (optional)

Sea salt

*For a less spicy version of the avocado poppers omit the jalapeno.

Directions:

Cut an avocado in half and remove the pit.

Slice each half of the avocado into 8 chunks by cutting once across the middle and making 4 slices lengthwise, repeat for the other half, yielding 16 avocado pieces altogether.

Remove the seeds and membrane from the inside of the jalapenos. Slice each jalapeno into 8 thin strips, yielding a total of 16 strips.

Make an assembly line of won ton wrappers for faster working.

Heat extra virgin olive oil in a pan with deep sides over medium-high heat. When you insert the back of a wooden spoon into the oil and bubbles appear you will know the oil is hot enough. At this point turn the heat back down to medium.

Place a slice of avocado on the bottom corner of each won ton wrapper. Sprinkle with a small pinch of sea salt, and place a strip of jalapeno on top of the avocado chunk.

Fold the bottom corner of the won ton wrapper over the avocado. Roll halfway, and then fold the sides of the won ton wrapper towards the center.

Using a pastry brush or your finger, moisten the remaining corner of the won ton wrapper with water. Roll up tightly.

Repeat the process for all 16 avocado jalapeno poppers.

Cook the avocado jalapeno poppers in oil, 4 or 5 at time being careful not to overcrowd the pot. Cook 30 ~ 60 seconds per side to achieve a nice golden brown color.

Drain poppers on a paper towel.

Tastes great served with a side of salsa!

With love,

Wendy Irene

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