If you’re new to the world of convection oven jalapeno poppers, you’ve come to the right place. This guide will provide you with clear, practical instructions to ensure your jalapeno poppers turn out perfectly every time.
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Why Choose a Convection Oven?
Using a convection oven offers a variety of benefits over a traditional oven when making jalapeno poppers. The convection fan ensures even cooking, making your poppers crispy and delicious.
Preparing Your Convection Oven
First, preheat your convection oven to 375°F (190°C). While it’s heating up, place a sheet of parchment paper on the baking sheet.
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Preparing the Jalapenos
Wash the jalapenos thoroughly. Cut the stem off each pepper and then cut them in half lengthwise. Use a spoon to carefully scoop out the seeds and membranes, leaving you with empty jalapeno halves.
Making the Filling
In a small mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, shredded cheddar, garlic powder, and a pinch of salt. Mix until well blended.
Filling the Jalapenos
Use a spoon to fill each jalapeno half with the cream cheese mixture. Make sure not to overfill them, as the mixture will expand during cooking.
Coating and Cooking
Roll each filled jalapeno half in breadcrumbs, ensuring a good coating. Place the coated jalapenos on the baking sheet, then bake in the preheated convection oven for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
Enjoy Your Convection Oven Jalapeno Poppers
Once your jalapeno poppers are golden and crispy, remove them from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy your convection oven jalapeno poppers!
If you want to add a bit more spice, consider adding some cayenne pepper to the cream cheese mixture. Always wear gloves when handling jalapenos to avoid skin irritation.