Preparation / Directions:
Accompaniment: prepared salsa
In a food processor finely grind crackers. In a shallow bowl whisk together
cracker crumbs, flour, and salt to taste. In another shallow bowl beat egg.
Cut pepper Jack into twelve 1 1/2- by 1/2- by 1/4-inch pieces.
With a sharp knife cut a 2-inch slit lengthwise on side of each okra. With
fingers gently pull slit slightly open and insert a slice of cheese.
okra to a plate and chill 5 minutes.
Working in batches of 4, dip stuffed okra in egg to coat, letting excess
off, and roll in cracker crumb mixture, shaking off excess. Arrange okra in
one layer on plate as coated and chill 5 minutes.
In a deep 10-inch heavy skillet heat oil over moderate heat until hot but
smoking and fry okra, 4 at a time, turning them, until golden brown, 1 to 2
minutes. With a slotted spoon transfer okra as fried to paper towels to
Season okra with salt and serve immediately with salsa.
Makes 12 poppers..