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
- 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
- Dice the jalapenos and mix with the cream cheese and mayonnaise in a bowl.
- Crush the tortilla chips and then set them aside on a plate.
- Slice the ciabatta loaf into 4 parts, then slice in half to make sandwiches.
- Butter the outsides, top and bottom, of all the bread slices.
- Fill the sandwiches with the jalapeno cream cheese mixture, then top with the tortilla chips, followed by the cheese.
- Close the sandwiches and heat up a pan over medium heat. When the pan is hot, add the sandwiches to the grill.
- 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.
- Repeat cooking with any remaining sandwiches, and serve!