Beer Battered Jalapeno Bites

1 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
2 eggs
1 cup beer
vegetable oil for frying
2 cups sliced fresh jalapenos
1/4 extra flour for dredging, do not add to the batter mix

Mix flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, eggs, and beer together in a bowl. 

 

In a deep fryer, or large pot heat oil to 350 degrees.

 

 Now get an extra bowl out and put about 1/4 cup flour in it and dredge you sliced jalapeno rings in it. This will help the batter grab onto your rings and not slide right off the slick skin.  

 

Dip your floured jalapenos in the batter. Place battered jalapenos in deep fryer. Alot of the times, when your cooking with this type of batter, whatever you have dipped, well,  they will "head south", yep, right down to the bottom of your cooking vessel. And if you don't immediately and carefully, go in after them with your utensil, those suckers will be glued to the bottom. Try not to let this happen, it is a good way to get burned, I'm telling you, you will have to get aggressive to unstick them from the bottom.  Best way I know to prevent this catastrophe, is suspend your battered food in the oil using a fork or something, or in this case, I used a chopstick,it worked well. Hold your battered jewel a few seconds in the hot oil and the outer layer of the batter will cook just enough to have no stickiness to it. Just a few seconds, that's all. 

 

 The jalapenos are fully cooked when they float to the surface of the oil and are golden brown and crispy. Of course you could use jarred jalapeno's, drained and pat dried. It wouldn't take near as long to cook them.  But, I do recommend fresh.

 

Drain on paper towels and serve with your favorite dipping sauce. Ranch, Blue Cheese, or even cheddar cheese. Yum! Oh, and you better sneak a few before serving, it may be your only chance, they will go quick once served. Enjoy!

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