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Fried Jalapenos Recipe

Fried Jalapenos Recipe

Here's an appetizer that will heat up any gathering. Family and friends often request that I make these jalapenos.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Cook: 20 min. YIELD:24 servings


  • 2 jars (12 ounces each) whole jalapeno peppers, drained
  • 1 jar (5 ounces) olive-pimiento cheese spread
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • 6 tablespoons cornmeal, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Oil for deep-fat frying


  • 1. Cut off stems and remove seeds from peppers. Stuff with cheese spread. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • 2. In a shallow bowl, combine 1/4 cup flour, 2 tablespoons cornmeal, salt, pepper and buttermilk until smooth; set aside. In another shallow bowl, combine remaining flour and cornmeal. Dip stuffed peppers into buttermilk batter, then dredge in flour mixture.
  • 3. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry peppers, a few at a time, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 jalapeno equals 90 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 249 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.