*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                       HALF SHELL RAW BAR “HOT LIPS”
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Miamiherald
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
   12                    Jalapeno, whole pickled or
                         -fresh
    8       oz           Cream cheese
      1/2   c            All-purpose flour
    1       c            Buttermilk
    1       c            Seasoned bread crumbs
    2       c            Peanut oil
                         Ranch dressing
                         Tortilla chips
 
   Stem, halve and remove seeds from the jalapenos.  Cut
   the cream cheese into 24 pieces and press a piece into
   each jalapeno half. Roll the peppers in the flour then
   soak in the buttermilk for 1 minute. Coat each
   generously with the bread crumbs.  Place in
   refrigerator for about 10 minutes. Heat the oil in a
   heavy skillet over high heat until very hot but not
   smoking. Carefully slide the prepared jalapenos into
   the oil and fry until golden brown. and crispy, about
   40 seconds. (do in 2 batches) Remove from oil with
   slotted spoon and pat with paper towels. Serve hot
   with ranch dressing and tortilla chips.
   
   Nutrtional info per serving: 63 cal; .9g pro, 6.4g
   carb, 3.8g fat (54%)
   
   Source: Half Shell Raw Bar, Key West, Fl Miami Herald,
   2/15/96 format by Lisa Crawford, 7/7/96
  
 
 
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