Jalapeno Popper Dip…
The Soccer World Cup has left South Africa. Its sinking in. Not that I was a huge soccer fan to begin with, but how can you not get caught up in the gees? The vibe? It was incredible.
I will miss going to the Dros to watch the game and chow garlic and feta pizzas. I will miss watching the last few minutes of the match through drooping eyelids as I struggle to stay awake for extra time. Most of all I will miss how it brought us together. How often will you get the excuse to invite everyone around at least once a week to congregate in your living room and eat mountains of food and scream like idiots?
Due to the mountains of food required I chose to use the opportunity to test my snack making. I made pastries and chicken strips and dips for Africa. But there was one dip that stood head and shoulders above the rest. And I have to talk about it. Jalapeno Popper Dip.
Just as the name says, its like eating a jalapeno popper, only different. Cause its a dip.
I saw the recipe on two of the blogs I read regularly, My Baking Addiction and Buns In My Oven. I love jalapeno poppers, well I did before I wasn’t allowed to eat spicy food anymore, *weeping silently* and I couldn’t resist it. I know you won’t be able to either, if you give it a try. I even ate some, ok quite a bit. In my defense it wasn’t that spicy.
Jalapeno Popper Dip:
- 225g cream cheese
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated
- 4-6 medium jalapeno peppers
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated
- 1/4 cup bread crumbs
Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F.
De-seed and finely dice the peppers.
Those aren’t my hands. I was being a baby and asked R to do it for me. What? He was a chef I had to put his skills to good use.
Next, combine all ingredients except for the last two in a medium bowl.
Mix them together and spoon the mixture out into an oven proof serving dish/dishes.
Mix the remaining ingredients together in a small bowl and sprinkle over the top of the dip in a thick layer.
Bake for 10-15 min until the tops are crisp and golden brown.
Happy heartburn to me. Oh well, it was so worth it.