Jalapeno Popper Dip

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 
While hubs and I were making the Parmesan Tator Tots, we had a batch of jalapeno popper dip in the oven.  Inspired by my love of buffalo wing dip, I figured we could translate the spicy and cheesy popper into a dip as well.  I was sure other people have done this before, so I did a little research and found Closet Cooking presented a great option.  When we got home, I whipped up a batch of my own with what we had in the kitchen.

This is so simple - we mixed together some pickled jalapenos, mayo, cream cheese, cheddar and Parmesan cheese.  Everything that a jalapeno popper has - that's it!

On top we sprinkled some panko breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese on top.  I should have mixed these together and finely grated the Parmesan so it would have browned up better, but it was still delish.  Once topped, we put it into the oven.

Crisp corn tortillas were the perfect vehicle to get this dip in my mouth.  And it was just like a popper - I promise.

Next time, I'll probably add more jalapenos, both fresh and pickled, and mix the topping together.  And trust me, there will be a next time!

What spicy appetizer do you enjoy?