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Deep Fried Crispy Jalapenos

Course Appetizers
Cuisine Southern
Keyword Deep Fried Jalapenos, Fried Food, Fried Jalapenos, Jalapeno Recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 10 jalapenos, stem removed, sliced ¼ inch thick
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 cups bread crumbs
  • 1 cup tempura
  • 1 tbsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp Slap Ya Mama® seasoning
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp crushed red peppers
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1-2 cups vegetable oil


  1. Heat oil to 375° in a frying pan or an electric skillet.

  2. Using 3 shallow containers: place flour in the first one; buttermilk and egg whisked together in the second; bread crumbs, tempura, garlic salt, Cajun seasoning, pepper and crushed red peppers in the third.

  3. Take a small handful of sliced jalapeños and place in flour. Coat with flour, shake off excess and then place in buttermilk mixture.

  4. Next, using a slotted spoon, take jalapeños from buttermilk mixture and transfer to bread crumb mixture to coat.

  5. Carefully place sliced jalapeños into hot oil and fry until golden brown and crispy on both sides.

  6. Remove with a slotted spoon and place jalapeños on a plate lined with paper towels. Sprinkle lightly with salt. Repeat process until all jalapeños have been deep fried.

  7. Enjoy with Ranch dressing, barbecue sauce or your favorite dipping sauce.