Fried Jalapeños

Fried Jalapeños
Staff Writer

dixiechikcooks.com

Crunchy, spicy, and dipped in a red ranch sauce, these fried jalapeños are the next best fried pickle.

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Ingredients

  • 1  Pound  jalapeños
  • 3/4  Cups  milk
  • egg
  • 1  Cup  cornmeal
  • 1  Cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1  Tablespoon  salt
  • 1  Tablespoon  coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1  Teaspoon  paprika
  • 4  Cups  canola oil, for frying
  • 1  Cup  ranch dressing
  • 1/2  Cup  enchilada sauce

Directions

Slice the jalapeños into coins and set aside.

Whisk the milk and egg together. Mix the cornmeal, flour, salt, and paprika in a large bowl.

Heat the oil in a large dutch oven to 375 degrees.

To fry the pepper slices, dip them in the milk and egg, and then dredge in them in the cornmeal mixture. Drop into hot oil for about 45-60 seconds a piece, give or take, transferring to a plate lined with paper towels to drain.

For the dipping sauce, combine ranch dressing and enchilada sauce.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
106g
100%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
12g
50%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
43g
33%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
41µg
6%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
72µg
80%
Calcium, Ca
164mg
16%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
86µg
22%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
43mg
13%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
322mg
46%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
1084mg
72%
Water
52g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Jalapeño Shopping Tip

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Jalapeño Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.