So my brother K.C. is a culinary genius. Don't worry, he doesn't really read the blog so he won't know I said that. But really, he is. He has always been good in the kitchen and isn't afraid to just do something. It doesn't hurt that he works at a food wholesaler. (Actually, it might hurt his checkbook a little!) So when he wants crab legs, he buys a case and invites us over for a crab fest. If he wants pulled pork, he just smokes himself up a pork butt. The rest of us do not complain when his bulk buying leads to an invitation to help eat what he has made!
He had the week off last week, so we all ate good! He challenged Pops to a rib-off that Sunday.
Then he decided to smoke a whole brisket. So he trimmed and rubbed it the night before and then got up at 4:30 in the morning to smoke it. We arrived for dinner and were treated to a delicious feast!
He thought his brisket dinner should start with an appetizer. What he chose to do ended up being a little ironic. You see, once the summer gets going and his jalapeno plants start producing, Pops really gets into making stuffed jalapenos. K.C. always teases him for making them every weekend (they always get eaten, so it doesn't seem to be a real problem!) K.C. decided to stick to the tradition of having a popper treat at our family dinner, but he kicked it up a notch. He made popper inspired filling and put it in a won-ton! YUM!
|(While we are keeping secrets, don't tell him I posted his picture either!)|
K.C.'s Jalapeno Popper Wontons
8 oz cream cheese
4 jalapenos, diced
1 cup cheddar cheese
3-4 T green onions, finely chopped
oil for frying
- Mix together cream cheese, cheddar, green onions and diced jalapenos.
- Place about a tablespoon of filling in the center of a won-ton wrapper.
- With a wet finger, moisten the edges of the wrapper. Fold it over itself and press down on edges to seal.
- Continue until all filling is used.
- Heat oil in a skillet until it is about 375 F. Cooking only a few at a time, fry until golden brown then flip and cook until the other side is golden. Remove to drain and cool a bit on a plate covered with a paper towel.
Oh yeah, K.C. is also the creator of this masterpiece: