I have fond memories of Jalapeño Poppers. When Chef and I worked together in the restaurant that we owned, we would treat ourselves to several deep-fried, cheese-filled and crumb-breaded peppers as reward for surviving a long, busy day. You’d think that maybe a slice of Prime Rib, or an apple Cobbler might sound more rewarding, but aside from not being conducive to the bottom line, steak just didn’t sound as good as dipping those Poppers into some jalapeno jelly, which is the absolute best way to eat them.
Well, this dip is my homage to those little bits of heavenly heat. I’d probably even spoon a bit of jalapeño jelly onto the crostini before dipping. You know, for old times sake.