But let me show you how to tell if your jalapeno pepper is really hot.
See all those white lines in my peppers? Those are stress lines from the heat inside the pepper. The more stress lines the hotter it probably is. This usually runs true, but sometimes you can find a really, really hot pepper with no stress lines at all.
I can remember last year throwing these peppers away because I thought those lines meant they were damaged in some way. This year, I cook them up for my Hubs.
Cheesy Jalapeno Peppers
Halve the peppers lengthwise and take out seeds
Place in a baking pan cut side up and bake them at 300 degrees for one hour
Remove from oven and put cream cheese into the opening of each pepper
Sprinkle with Mexican Cheese and put them back in the oven until the cheese melts.
My Hubs says these are as good as the Jalapeno Poppers that we do with bacon.