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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8
Servings
1251
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound jalapeños
  • 3/4 Cups milk
  • 1 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
116g
100%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
13g
54%
Cholesterol
11mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
49g
38%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
40µg
6%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
105µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
67mg
7%
Choline, total
11mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
80µg
20%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
50mg
16%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
222mg
32%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
644mg
43%
Water
36g
1%
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.