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Crispy Cream Cheese Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers (Crab Rangoon Style)

Oven roasted cream cheese stuffed jalapeno poppers filled with cheesy crab and Chinese sausage filling with a crispy sesame and onion topping. An East meets West snack!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword cream cheese stuffed jalapeno
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24 Poppers
Calories 98kcal
Author Joyce | Pups with Chopsticks

Ingredients

Crispy Topping

Instructions

Making the Crispy Topping

  • Set the stove to medium heat and add in the sesame oil in a frying pan
  • Once the oil is hot, add in the sesame seeds and toast it for about 10-15 seconds
  • Add in the panko bread crumbs and fried onions and toast it for a few minutes until they are golden brown (keep the bits moving so the sesame seeds don't burn)
  • Once it is brown, remove it from the heat and set it aside for topping the jalapeno poppers at the very end.

Preparing and Stuffing the Jalapenos

  • Wash the jalapenos and cut them in half length wise
  • Using a spoon, jab into the whites of the jalapeno near the top around the stem and scrape downwards. (I find that is one of the easiest ways to remove all the membranes and seeds without using a knife). Set aside the scraped out jalapenos
  • Finely chop the small onion and Chinese sausage and toast it in a frying pan to release the oils and flavours from the sausage and brown the onions. (Approximately 10 minutes)
  • Pre-heat the oven to 400F (204C)
  • In a small bowl, combine the cheeses, soy sauce, maple syrup, toasted onions and Chinese sausage, shredded crab and garlic powder. Mix well
  • Stuff the jalapenos with the cheese and crab stuffing and place it on a on a cookie sheet with lined with parchment paper
  • Roast the jalapeno popppers in the oven for approximately 15 minutes. If you are using smaller jalapenos, roast it for about 12 minutes. (Our goal is to not overcook the poppers. Over cooked jalapenos will release a lot of water and make a soggy jalapeno poppers. Slightly under done jalapeno poppers keep their bite and crunch)
  • Once it is done roasting, top the jalapenos with the crispy toppings immediately while the cheese is still soft
  • Enjoy immediately :)

Notes

  • When de-seeding the jalapeno, be careful not to breathe in the spicy fumes around the work area - not pleasant at all.
  • For a slightly spicier jalapeno, don't fully scrape out the white membranes from the jalapenos, only remove the seeds.  For a less spicier jalapeno, scrape off the seeds and the white membrane completely.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Popper | Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 194mg | Sugar: 2g