Stuffed Jalapenos (Massa's) Recipe

Step 1

Heat butter in a non-stick skillet and saute chopped onion, celery and garlic until softened, about 3 minutes.

Step 2

Combine in bowl with crab, egg, salt, pepper and cracker meal, and mix (dressing should stick together).

Step 3

If too dry, add another egg. Stuff pepper halves liberally. Moisten stuffed peppers by dipping in cool water. Roll in more cracker meal to coat.

Step 4

Deep fry (or fry in skillet) in hot vegetable oil until golden brown.

NOTE: To parboil, drop peppers into boiling water for a minute or two until semi-soft, then drain.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/4c Butter, melted
  • 1/2c Onion, chopped
  • 1/2c Celery, chopped
  • 1/4c Garlic, chopped
  • 12oz Fresh crab meat
  • 1 Egg, slightly beaten
  • 1ts Salt
  • 1/2ts White pepper
  • 1/2c Cracker meal or bread crumbs
  • - for dressing, plus extra
  • - for coating
  • 10 Jalapenos, cut in half, l.w.
  • - seeded & parboiled (NOTE)

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