Beer-Battered Jalapeño Bites

Bloggers Adam and Joanne Gallagher from Inspired Taste make a terrific deep-fried snack for those who love some spice!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 8

2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3
teaspoons baking powder
1
teaspoon table salt
1
bottle or can (12 oz) dark beer, chilled
Vegetable oil for deep frying
10
medium to large jalapeño chiles, cut into 1/4-inch rings
Coarse sea salt, if desired
1
cup ranch dressing

  • 1 In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, table salt and beer with whisk until smooth.
  • 2 In 5-quart Dutch oven or heavy saucepan, heat 2 to 3 inches oil to 350°F. Working in small batches, dip jalapeño slices in batter. Fry in hot oil about 2 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels; sprinkle with sea salt.
  • 3 Serve fried jalapeño bites warm with ranch dressing.

Expert Tips

Instead of ranch dressing, serve the bites with mayonnaise mixed with lemon or lime juice.

Club soda or seltzer water can be used in place of the beer for a nonalcoholic version.