Pile of jalapeno peppers
Try Jalapeños Instead When You Desire Fries With A Spicy Kick
If you want French fries with a spicy kick, but a hot sauce or seasoning isn't cutting it for you, try jalapeño fries. They make a crisp and tasty snack, appetizer, or side dish.
Sliced jalapeños coated in a crispy batter can be cooked just like potato-based fries. Fry them in a pan, deep fryer, air fryer, or even bake them on a sheet pan in the oven.
These delicious spicy fries pair well with an array of dipping sauces, including buttermilk ranch, sour cream, blue cheese dressing, marinara, and even nacho cheese.
To make them, deseed jalapeños and cut them into long fry-like strips. Fill a shallow bowl with flour, another bowl with buttermilk whisked with an egg, and another with cornmeal.
Other coating options include breadcrumbs, panko, beer batter, or even finely ground almond meal. Try mixing in parmesan, garlic or powder, paprika, cayenne, or salt and pepper.
Coat the strips with flour, then dip them in the egg and milk bowl, allowing any excess to drip off before dredging them in the batter bowl.
Once the strips are coated, carefully fry them in about one inch of oil pre-heated to 360 degrees Fahrenheit. The peppers should only take about a minute or so to fry.
Fry in small batches to avoid overcrowding the pan, which can cause your oil temperature to drop. Place the finished fries on paper towels to drain and cool before enjoying.