Store bought provolone and prosciutto-stuffed hot cherry peppers that are dipped in a batter and panko crumbs and fried until golden brown. This salty, vinegary, and hot appetizer will disappear quickly.
Do you like hot stuffed cherry peppers? I am a fan. They are pickled and stuffed with provolone cheese and prosciutto. These vessels of deliciousness deliver salty and vinegary flavors as well as heat to your mouth. They are so good! For the longest time, I have wanted to batter and fry them. I finally tried it out this week, and let me tell you, they were as good as I had hope! The texture is wonderful. There is the crispness of the peppers, the smoothness of the cheese, the slight chew of the prosciutto, and the crunch of panko crumbs. This appetizer is a mouthful of flavor and texture that will leave you wanting more.
I get cherry peppers ready-made in a jar, so turning them into fried, tasty morsels is quick and easy. And if you equip your pantry with a jar or two, you can whip up these babies anytime. The other ingredients (flour, panko crumbs, cornstarch, S & P, garlic powder, and oil) needed are basic items that are probably already in your pantry. (There is also water, but it doesn't count.)
Have unexpected guests and don't have time to run to the store? No worries! You are ready to impress with some deep fried goodness. Serve these up with beer, margaritas, or any cocktail of your choosing, and your guess won't want to leave. On the other hand, if don't want your guests to linger, then don't serve these or the alcohol—water and crackers will do. But do make these for yourself once they leave! Haha! I don't know why I said that...must be my uncomfortably full stomach talking. I need to go sit in a little time out.
Until next time, be well!
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