Fried Jalapeños

For a while we were buying a bag of fried jalapeno things for our salads. They were ok, but mostly breading. They had very little jalapeno in them, so I did the only sensible thing and made my own. These are stupid fantastic for salads, nachos, or whatever!

fried jalapenos

IMPORTANT NOTES: Be careful if using bare hands while handling the jalapenos. Do not touch your eyes or skin. Gloves are highly recommended for men to avoid….accidents. I don’t like the house to smell like frying oil for days so I like to crack a window while cooking. 

You need:

  • Jalapenos – As much as you want. My pictures show about 8.
  • ~1/4 cup corn starch
  • ~2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • ~2 cups oil

Do this:

  1. Slice the jalapenos into thick pieces
  2. Dump the jalapenos in a 1 gallon baggie along with corn starch and shake to coat them. (Sides do not really get coated well)
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs until smooth. You need to really mix them otherwise you get clumps and it’s difficult to work with.
  4. Pour out on a clean plate the panko bread crumbs
  5. Individually take each slice of jalapeno and dip them in the egg wash and then coat with bread crumbs. Place off to side.
  6. Heat oil in skillet on med-high until very hot. (You can test if it’s ready by dropping in a jalapeno and seeing if it sizzles.
  7. Dump in your batch and cook until all pieces are golden brown stirring to flip them over . (5-7 minutes).
  8. Place on a plate with paper towels to drain and cool.
  9. Enjoy.


begining fried jalapenosbefore frying jalapenosfried jalapenos












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