These Spicy Hybrid Appetizers Combine Two Popular Bar Foods into One

By: Misel Saban - Oct 1, 2015
References: thekitchn & thekitchn
Adventurous foodies that enjoy a decent amount of spice in their food should test out these piquant jalapeno popper pierogies that expertly combine the spicy deep fried pepper appetizers with cheesy homemade pierogies. This delicious snacks are homemade and offer an unique take on the popular cheese pierogie.

The recipe begins with pickling several jalapeno peppers that will act as the filling for the homemade pierogies. The sliced peppers are pickled in a liquid made from salt, white vinegar and water. The rest of the filling copies what you might find in a customary jalapeno popper including a mixture of Monterey Jack cheese, cream cheese, flour, garlic powder, salt and onion powder. Both the pickled peppers and the cheese filling is stuffed into homemade cornmeal dough that is breaded before being deep fried.