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Crispy Fried Banana Peppers

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2009-02-14 Appetizer
4.8 30

Hot banana peppers are hand breaded and fried for a tasty finger appetizer. The cool ranch dip is sure to make this tasty treat less hot.

  • Servings: 6

Ingredients:

2× 15 oz jars Hot Banana Peppers, drained
2 cups Whole Milk
2 Eggs, lightly beaten
1 can Beer
2 cups All Purpose Flour, divided
1 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
Oil, for deep fat frying
Ranch Dressing, for dipping, optional

Directions:

Split banana peppers and remove seeds.

In one bowl, whisk together milk, eggs and beer. In second bowl, add 1 cup flour. In a third bowl, combine panko crumbs and remaining flour. Dip peppers into milk mixture, then dip into flour. Place in a single layer on waxed paper and let stand 10 minutes. Dip peppers again into milk and coat with panko crumb mixture. Place peppers in a single layer on baking sheets, then place baking sheets in refrigerator for 15 minutes. Preheat oil for deep fat frying. Drop peppers into hot oil and fry 5-8 minutes until medium browned. Drain on paper towels and serve warm. Provide ranch dressing for dipping if desired.