Thursday, August 12, 2010

Deep Fried Cayenne Peppers

This is another dish that is made from our fresh homemade ingredients, and it makes my hubby so happy about dinner that he can't stand himself.  It's pretty easy.  Here's what you do.

Start with your collection of fresh, still green, cayenne peppers.

Cut off the tips and slice them in half.

Clean out all the insides and wash.

You can do double duty for your chickens by saving the insides in a bowl.  

But  please, be smarter than me and wear some gloves, unless you want your fingers to feel like this when you're done.

Next is the batter:  In a mixing bowl, pour one cup of milk.

Separate three large eggs.  You only need the whites for this recipe, but if you save the yolks in the fridge (wrapped tightly, of course), you can have extra yolky eggs for breakfast tomorrow.

Add the egg whites.

One tablespoon of vinegar.  Mix that and set aside.

In a separate container, mix 1/2 cup of flour and one teaspoon of salt.

Dip the washed cayenne pepper pieces in the wet

And then the dry.

Be sure to get them completely coated.  You could double dip this (back into the wet mixture and then the dry again) for a thicker batter.  Then remove excess flour with a small strainer.

Then into the oil!

The peppers will rise to the top of the oil when ready.  They cook pretty fast, so don't go anywhere.  Then serve to your favorite deep fried pepper lover!

Again, please, wear gloves.  While not typing, i'm desperately clutching a frozen orange juice container for relief.  That oil is powerful!

Here's your ingredient list:

A couple cups of fresh, green, cayenne peppers.
1/2 cup of flour
1 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of milk
3 egg whites
1 tablespoon of vinegar
hot oil for frying in skillet or deep fryer

That's all folks!

P.S.  Since i made this with peppers from our garden and eggs from our chickens, i'm entering this post in this months Grown Your Own Round-up.  I will let you know when it's published so you can see all the other recipes that are entered.


  1. OMG




  2. The oil in the peppers was soaked into my fingers. That's what burned. I think the're quite spicy, but i'm kind of a spice wimp. James says they're not that spicy. So there you go. Of course, i'm pretty sure he's missing taste buds. ;)

  3. Beth, you crack me up! I will have to try this recipe. I love fried ANYTHING!

    Thanks for sharing,


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