Crispy Jalapeno Bites with Cheddar Cheese Dip

I just tried this today and it's yummo!


  • 3 fresh jalapenos, sliced 1/4 inch
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp season salt of your choice (I like BaconSalt)
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  • 1/4 cup tempura batter mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup vegetable or extra virgin olive oil


Preheat oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.

In a small bowl mix the flour and seasoning salt. In another small bowl beat the egg. Place the tempura mix in a third small bowl.

Dip the jalapenos into the flour, shake off excess, dip it in the egg and then dip in the tempura mix. Repeat until all the jalapeno slices are coated.

Once the oil is hot in the saucepan, drop the jalapenos in a little at a time and fry until they are golden brown, about 3-4 minutes. Remove and drain on a towel.

Serve with cheese dip (recipe below) or sour cream if desired.

Cheese Dip


  • 1/4 cup green onions, diced
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp. salsa (I love Ortega)


Melt butter in a small saucepan. Add onion and cook until onion is wilted.


Add flour and cook while stirring about 2 minutes.

Add cheddar cheese, milk and salsa and cook until cheese is melted and sauce is warm.

Source: I got the idea from Life's Ambrosia and tweaked it to my liking ;-)

By Deeli from Richland, WA


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