Craving for some spice to liven up your tastebuds? This cheesy popping delicious fried snack is sure to satisfy your cravings. This go-to fusion snack is not only kid friendly but also a definite crowd pleaser. Classic jalapeno popper, tuna melt sandwich and the most popular Japanese tempura; all in one transformed into this little flavorful kick starter/ appetizer for any day.
This recipe is so versatile that you can modify it your way. If you wanna keep it vegetarian, replace the tuna with baked, peeled and mashed eggplant/ aubergine to skip the standard potatoes. You sure will relish it with this mediterranean twist.
I used tempura flour for the lightly battered popper in order to achieve in a thin crispy layer on the outside. Tempura consists of flour, egg and cold water. Additionally spices and any form of starch like corn or potato starch may be added.
If your super health conscious and prefer to avoid deep fried goodie, then switch to bread crumb outer coating and toss it in your oven, airfryer or simply follow the recipe and keep it shallow pan fried.
This appetizer or a snack will be a great addition to your upcoming party menu. When I compile my finger food themed party menu, this will be the topper in our list. It will also be a wonderful idea to engage the little hands in your family for the mixing and stuffing part.
Without any further ado let's jump into the recipe.