How to freeze jalapeno poppers
If you’re in the mood for some jalapeno poppers but don’t want to fire up the deep fryer, here’s a great way to prepare them:
- Place the jalapenos onto a baking sheet and freeze them for one hour.
- When you’re ready to take out of the freezer, they will simply defrost on the sheet.
This technique is great for batches of jalapenos. To freeze them, simply slip them into the freezer and let the poppers sit for 1–2 hours. Then, transfer them to an airtight container and sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper. Serve them with your favorite condiments.
How to prepare jalapenos for freezing
Jalapeno poppers are a popular appetizer that you can serve at parties, or even with a hearty meal. They’re easy to make but they can be time-consuming. Instead of making them from scratch every time you want to serve them, you can make a big batch and freeze them.
- Wash and trim the jalapenos, pat dry with paper towels.
- Place in a zip lock bag, and push out as much air as possible.
- Place in the freezer.
How to store jalapeno poppers after they are frozen
The best way to store jalapeno poppers is to place them in a zip-lock bag, and make sure it has as little air as possible. The jalapeno poppers should then be placed in a freezer at 0°F or below. They can stay in the freezer for up to one year. You can melt the butter and popper mixture in a large skillet or saucepan, and fry the poppers in batches. I like to keep mine in batches and save a side batch for eating.
How long can you keep frozen jalapeno poppers?
Frozen jalapeno poppers have a shelf life of 3 months to 1 year, depending on the brand and how you store them.
Conclusion: You can save money on your favorite appetizers by freezing them, but you have to take the time and effort to prepare them in an effective way and store them properly in the freezer!