Extra Crunchy Buttermilk Fried Jalapenos
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Fried jalapenos are one of my all-time favorite snacks. Fiery peppers coated in buttermilk batter, panko and then cooked to golden perfection.
Serves: 8
  • 4 Fresh Jalapenos
  • ½ cup Flour
  • ½ tsp. Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • ½ cup Buttermilk
  • 1 shake Worcestershire
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Seasoned Panko Breadcrumbs, or as needed
  • 2 cups Peanut Oil, for frying
  • ½ cup Ranch Dressing
  • 2 tsp. Cajun Seasoning
  • Juice of ½ Lime
  1. Cut jalapenos into slices and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, garlic powder, smoked paprika, buttermilk, Worcestershire and eggs.
  3. Pour seasoned breadcrumbs into a separate bowl and set aside.
  4. Heat peanut oil in a large, deep skillet or Dutch oven.
  5. While the oil heats, pour all jalapenos slices into the buttermilk batter and mix until each piece is coated.
  6. Once the oil is heated to 350F, individually transfer the jalapeno slices to the Panko breadcrumbs to coat, then drop them into the frying oil. Cook until browned, flip, and cook until the second side is browned. Use a slotted spoon to remove from the fryer and place the slices on a paper towel to drain. Repeat until you've fried every jalapeƱo slice (NOTE: you can fry multiple slices at a time, just keep watch and flip accordingly).
  7. While frying, whisk together the ingredients for the Cajun ranch.
  8. Serve fried jalapenos with Cajun ranch and enjoy immediately.
Recipe by Slice of Jess at https://sliceofjess.com/extra-crunchy-buttermilk-fried-jalapenos/