Tiny #Kitchen, #Culinary Mission: Jalapeno #Popper #Sandwich

Jalapeno Popper Sandwich

Continuing the sandwich theme from yesterday, we are taking the concept of a jalapeno popper and forming it into a sandwich. The familiar cream cheese and jalapeno flavor is there, surrounded by crunch from crushed tortilla chips, followed by chewy ciabatta bread, and finished with a crispy buttery-fried exterior. It’s an interesting concept taking an appetizer and converting it to a more substantive entree. Even more impressive – these are arguably even easier to make than normal jalapeno poppers!

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 jalapenos
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 6 oz tortilla chips
  • 1 lb ciabatta bread loaf
  • 4 oz shredded colby jack cheese

Instructions

  1. Dice the jalapenos and mix with the cream cheese and mayonnaise in a bowl.IMG_20140927_204404
  2. Crush the tortilla chips and then set them aside on a plate.IMG_20140927_204850
  3. Slice the ciabatta loaf into 4 parts, then slice in half to make sandwiches.IMG_20140927_205418
  4. Butter the outsides, top and bottom, of all the bread slices.IMG_20140927_210119
  5. Fill the sandwiches with the jalapeno cream cheese mixture, then top with the tortilla chips, followed by the cheese.IMG_20140927_211046
  6. Close the sandwiches and heat up a pan over medium heat. When the pan is hot, add the sandwiches to the grill.IMG_20140927_211423
  7. After about 2-3 minutes or when the bottom is browned, flip the sandwich and cook another 2-3 minutes until the cheese is melted and both sides are browned.IMG_20140927_211819
  8. Repeat cooking with any remaining sandwiches, and serve!IMG_20140927_212032
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