Oven Fried Jalapeños with Strawberry Salsa


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. For salsa: Simmer tomatoes, strawberries, vinegar, onion, garlic and sugar for 30 minutes on low heat. Cool.
  3. Combine tomato mixture, jalapeño, lime juice and salt in a blender; blend until smooth. Refrigerate.
  4. For jalapeños: Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Lay the jalapenos, cut side down, in a single layer. Roast for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, reserve. In another medium bowl, whisk together eggs and water, reserve. In a third medium bowl, combine bread crumbs, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, reserve.
  6. Fill each jalapeño with cheese. Gently dredge each jalapeño in the flour, the egg, and the bread crumbs. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Spray tops of jalapeños with cooking spray. Bake for 10 minutes.
  8. Serve hot with chilled salsa.

Recipe courtesy of Chef Stacey,
ALDI Test Kitchen