Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
randerson

jalapeño poppers

Recommended Posts

So i picked up some poppers from Von Hansons and they were awesome and it got me thinking could i pre make a bunch of these at home seemed like they were near frozen my thinking is to cut jalapeño in half stuff with cream cheese and freeze than wrap in bacon before cooking anyonr try this

thanks in advance Ryan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Been making my own for years. In fact we just had some tonight for dinner. I always do mine fresh but I suppose freezing them would work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wife and I make these. Buy them in bulk and glove up. Half and seed. Mix cream cheese and shredded cheese and seasoning for the stuffing. Top w/ some more cheese or olives or cocktail weenies or wrap w/ partial piece of bacon held w/ toothpick or (wait for it) weenie and bacon! Freeze on cookie sheet and transfer to zip locks. Maybe the flat picks wouldn't poke through the bag as readily but we've froze as many as 12 packs of 12-18 halves and no problem with freeze and use in 6 months. Take em out and cook in foil on grill, or oven, or pizza cooker.

We've tried deep frying w/o success though we like best baked w/o breading or batter anyway.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Same here. I use low fat cream cheese which I pipe in by cutting the end off a zip lock bag and then wrap them in Turkey bacon. Low cal-fat was the Doc's suggestion! frown But, they still taste good. smile

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I add some brown sugar to the creme cheese or buy the sweetened stuff with walnuts in it. Put a part of a shrimp in it before wrapping with bacon. I also quit using a tooth pick to hold it together, if you wrap the bacon right you can skip that step.

Also, for the faint of heart I will buy the red, orange, and yellow peppers that aren't hot and add some of those to the jalepenos.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are also those that Make their poppers, then wrap them in Jimmy Dean sausage..... smile I have been one of "those"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

AKA Atomic Buffalo Turds around here. I mix the cream cheese with smoked chipotle chili powder , chives, and garlic, sometimes also a little crumbled Chorizo sausage, and wrap with double-smoked bacon....perfect appetizers for Cinco de Mayo! Be sure to make more than you think you need.... I also like to top mine hot off the grill with a dab of cold coarse -chopped homemade salsa or chopped tomatos.... laugh

30vn4w2.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, those do look good! To the OP, anytime you freeze a natural milk product, it will separate upon thawing and change it's texture and consistency. Maybe there is a "low temp" cheese product similar to high temp cheeses used in brats and stuff that commercial processors use? Don't know. Do know, for me, that poppers are in the sacred category and always make fresh. They are time consuming though and would be nice not to go through the hassle of making fresh each time. Would suggest you test fresh and frozen against each other and weigh it out for what works best for you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I guess you could freeze certain components for them? Say if Jalapenos go on sale or the like you can core and half them and then freeze bags of just those? That is if the texture maintains. But yes, I would think it is all in the type of cheese used by Vonhansens and the like for the ones they do freeze.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tonight i halved a few and put Chipotle cream cheese in them and topped with a three cheese blend but the pepper seemed on the soft side after grilling where there bacon wrapped ones seemed to have a chrispper texture i have always cored them and stuffed with various cheese products and they always seem a touch soft still good but i do like the texture of Von Hansons

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • Everyone is correct in saying that a converter is the way to go. When hooked up to shoreline or generator power, batteries are efficiently being charged while also providing clean 120v AC and 12v DC power. There may be an additional option to give you the best of both worlds though....   How many 120 v circuits are you planning on having? Is it safe to assume that everything will be on one? Assuming that you will be running a honda or similar 2000 watt inverter-style generator... One 15 amp circuit is about all you will be able to run. I am in the same boat as you are... I have quite a bit of battery capability on board and a generator... but would like to be able to run 120v without having the generator going. What I am thinking about doing is this....     Now... I haven't tried this yet and by no means am an electrician.. But my thought is that my single AC circuit that feeds my outlets would be wired to a male plug. The Line out from my converter would be wired to a household female plug.... And then there is the inverter which already has a female plug. Basically, I can choose which source I want to use to feed the outlets... either inverter or generator. There may be better ways to do this, such as a transfer or 3-way switch - but I think it would be nice to physically know where the power is coming from. To me, this is the easiest way to have the best of both worlds, while ensuring that aren't using your inverter to charge your batteries back through the converter. Any of ya smart guys see why this wouldn't work?
    • Maybe they just stop working as well as the alternatives.   That could be because (speculation on my part) that the organisms that a crawler harness or a crawler on a rig emulate or resemble become less abundant in the fall and minnows have grown to the point where they are attractive to the walleye.   So the walleye are no longer eating bugs or crayfish for example but have switched to minnows.  I do know, based on the writings of a number of people and personal experience, that crawlers lose effectiveness compared to minnows in the fall on Vermilion.   Likewise starting out in the spring, and gradually crawlers become more effective than minnows. 
    • in the fall for walleye. Seems everyone switches to cranks or jigs and minnows in fall. Is there a biological reason why people don't think walleye so will hit a crawler harness in the fall?  Even all articles regarding fall walleye fishing talk more about using cranks or big minnows and dismiss crawler harness use that time of year
    • Went for a nice walk in the woods Sunday. Got one out of two hours of walking. Flushed a few but too many leaves yet. There's birds out their but I think the cool, wet spring affected brood survival.  
    • I donated these shells this week to an outdoor organization. All 500 of 'em!
    • So, Sunday mid morning I'm in a pretty good Walleye bite, two fish from a limit. And I stop to run in and watch the Vikings game.  note to self: Get head examined this week!  No stringers-right!
    • Not sure but if you throw some drab paint on it-it's a Duck Boat!
    • If I were to go back it wouldn't even have been a question.  Hydraulic is definitely the answer.
    • Opening day for grouse in the arrowhead I missed 3 birds and did not shoot at 4 due flying low over Finn. It was foggy raining but I did see 4 moose and a big black wolf. According to my phone I hiked 10.7 miles. sunday started off cloudy but the sun came out. The first trail about 30 yards from the car Finn flushed a grouse it flies up and straight down the trail bang one for one. Finn flushed 3 more birds on that trail but never saw them. The next trail we were walking down a grouse flew down in front of us and the grouse tried to hide in the clover in the middle of the tire tracks. Finn flushed it and went straight up and landed in a tree. Haha dumb bird I made a nice head shot and Finn made the retrieve.   We put on 9.8 miles but I left my phone in the car on two trails. Finn flushed a few more birds but I never fired a shot as they were to low or never seen them. For grouse numbers as high as the dnr said they must not have a great hatch or something. I was hoping to get some young dumb birds for Finn but we did not find them.
  • Our Sponsors