Smoked Gouda Jalapeno Poppers
2-3 strips of thick-cut applewood smoked bacon, cut into ½ inch lardons
8 ounces of cream cheese, room temperature
½ cup of smoked Gouda cheese, finely shredded
1 egg, room temperature
6 Jalapenos, halved and deseeded
¾ cup of panko bread crumbs
In a large pan over medium high heat, cook the bacon until crispy, about 10 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, shredded Gouda cheese, and egg. Mix with a fork until thoroughly combined.
Fill each jalapeno half with about 1-2 tablespoons of the cheese mixture, then dip in panko breadcrumbs.
Transfer to an aluminum foil and parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 30-45 minutes, until the tops are nice and golden brown.
Serve and enjoy!