Fried Jalapenos recipe. These fried jalapenos are thinly sliced, lightly dusted with flour then briefly immersed in hot frying oil and finished with hops salt. #friedjalapenos #jalapenos #Jalapenosrecipe
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Fried Jalapenos

These fried jalapenos are thinly sliced, dusted with flour and briefly fried until a beautiful, thin and crisp coating forms on the outside. Finished with hops salt or your favorite flavored salt they make a good snack to pair with IPAs or pale ales.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 365kcal
Author: CraftBeering


  • 8 large jalapenos
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2-3 cups cooking oil for frying
  • hops salt or other flavored salt to taste for finishing


  • Wear protective kitchen gloves before handling the jalapenos.
  • Slice the jalapenos in thin rings (about 1/8 inch) and clean out the inside ribs and part (or all) of the seeds with a small spoon. Alternatively, use a jalapeno corer to remove the seeds and ribs and then slice in rings.
  • Set them aside in a bowl.
  • Bring cooking oil to 350°F. Use a deep pot or fryer.
  • Using a small strainer dust flour (pretend you are small scale sifting) over the jalapeno rings to coat them with flour. Alternatively, place the flour in a bowl and add a heaping handful of jalapeno rings at a time to coat well with flour. Work in batches either way.
  • Add each batch of flour coated jalapenos to the cooking oil and fry until they begin to turn golden. Remove immediately and drain onto a paper towel lined plate.
  • Allow to drain for half a minute before sprinkling with hops (or other flavored) salt.
  • Proceed with coating the next batch with flour and ensure that the cooking oil is at exactly 350°F before frying them.
  • Continue with the steps until you have worked through all the jalapenos.
  • Enjoy immediately. Pair with an IPA or pale ale.


Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 7.2g | Fat: 14.6g | Saturated Fat: 2.2g | Sodium: 23mg | Fiber: 3.3g | Sugar: 2.1g | Iron: 3.2mg