Homemade Jalapeño Poppers

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Todd Coleman

What do you get when you stuff a smoky roasted jalapeño with Monterey Jack, cheddar, and Parmesan, spike it with cumin and cayenne, roll the whole thing in fresh bread crumbs, and fry it until it's crisp on the outside and meltingly oozy within? The best jalapeño popper you've ever eaten, tweaked in all the right ways to elevate this humble snack to chief chile.