Habanero Pepper Poppers
1 Dark Beer
Combine goat cheese, diced chives and cheddar cheese. You can pretty much stuff the peppers with anything you wish though, I would recommend trying a hamburger stuffing. I decided on goat cheese and chives on a whim.
Remove tops from the habs and seeds – you’ll be left with little habanero bowls. I’m only using 5 habaneros since I will be the only one eating these little habanero gut bombs.
Gently fill the habaneros with the cheese stuffing. Place in a bowl and toss in a bit of flour so the batter will stick.
Take some flour (how much? I don’t know – guess) and toss with the dry seasonings. Again, you can use any seasoning you want, have fun with it.
Add the dark beer of your choice. Mix until you come up with a pancake batter like consistency. I used about 1/3 of a Guiness – drank the remainder.
Dunk the habaneros into the batter.
Fry using vegetable or canola oil for 5-10 minutes, depending on desired crispiness.
Finished Habanero Pepper Poppers
After 1 popper my hiccup alarm went off and I had to take a second to get them under control. But once they passed, the remaining poppers didn’t stand a chance. Damn tasty if I must say. The goat cheese & chives were an excellent choice, the cheese off setting the harsh habanero heat just enough. The habaneros hold up nicely and are the perfect mouth sized bite – an excellent appetizer dish that I’ll be trying out again soon.