I could use some advice on making Jalepeno Poppers. I found some good recipes for the filling (cream cheese, chedddar, mayo), but I had trouble actually frying them. Here's the method I used...
I slit the peppers lengthwise, removed the seeds, then stuffed them and pushed them closed. Then I dipped them in beer batter(cup of flour and a cup of a good ale), and dropped them in hot oil for 5 minutes or so.
They tasted really good, but quite a bit of the filling must have come out during the frying. I figured coating in the batter and dropping in hot oil would seal this off. I'm wondering now what I may have done wrong.
I should mention that the peppers were not fully closed. I could still see a very thin stripe of the filling along where I had slit them open. Should I have been more careful to close them up better? Or perhaps there's a better way to stuff them? Also, should I be using a different batter or coating?
Tips and tricks would be creating appreciated.