Add some kick and crunch to your burgers (or even a salad) with these super-simple fried jalapeño rings. The inspiration came from strolling the aisles of a grocery store in Nevada recently, and right next to the French fried onions in a can were some French fried jalapeños, so naturally, I had to make them GF. Frying takes a little bit of the fiery bite out of these, so if you prefer a little milder level of heat when it comes to peppers, these might be a good option for burgers and such.
Gluten Free Fried Jalapeños!
ALWAYS double check your ingredients for Gluten Free status (including manufacturer's statements) before using!
- 2 Jalapeños
- Oil for frying
For the Batter:
- 1 Tablespoon Egg White
- Juice from 1/2 of a Lime
- 1 Tablespoon Oil
- 1/4 Cup Arrowroot Flour/Starch
- 2 teaspoons Milk (dairy free is just fine)
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
For the Dust:
- 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 2 Tablespoons Arrowroot Flour/Starch
- 1/8 teaspoon Salt
- In a small bowl, mix together the batter ingredients and set aside.
- On a small plate, mix together the dust ingredients and set aside.
- Using gloves (see note below), cut the tops off the jalapeños and cut/scoop/shake out the seeds.
- Slice the jalapeños into your desired thickness (1/8" works well) and place the slices in the batter. Let sit for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Heat oil in a small frying pan (make sure it's about 1/4" deep).
- One or two at a time, take the jalapeños out of the batter, lightly dip in the dust, the carefully place in the hot oil.
- Repeat until you have a single layer of peppers in the frying pan. Depending on the pan, you may need to cook in a couple of batches.
- Let cook for several minutes until the peppers begin to turn golden, then carefully flip and cook the other side until golden.
- When the peppers are done, carefully remove from oil and place on a cooking rack or paper towel.
- Serve warm on a burger or salad.
NOTE! Wear gloves when cutting hot peppers! They can leave some oils on your skin that can burn for hours, and isn't always easy to wash off. It actually transfers to other body parts, like when you scratch near your eye or lips...I know from experience, so use caution!