Monday, January 10, 2011

Fried Bell Pepper Rings

Here's another recipe that's NOT designed to help anyone on a New Year's diet. The bigger the peppers the better, and of course, the sweeter they are, the better, too.

This "recipe" is how I make most breaded and fried foods. Nothing is measured; everything is to taste. It's based on the Paula Deen fried chicken recipe and I've made chicken, steak fingers, green pepper rings, onion rings and zucchini slices this way. I always fry in peanut oil, but feel free to use whatever oil you like.

Fried Bell Pepper Rings

Bell Peppers - any color, as many as you like
Regular flour
Eggs - 2 or 3
Hot sauce (such as Frank's Red Hot)
Self-rising flour
Seasoned salt
Oil for frying

Heat oil to 375°F. Place all-purpose flour in a shallow bowl; set aside. Beat eggs in a shallow bowl with as much hot sauce as you like; mixture should be a peach-y color. Set egg mixture aside. In a third bowl, combine self-rising flour with seasoned salt, to taste; set aside.

Slice bell peppers into rings about 3/8" thick. Dredge pepper rings first in plain all-purpose flour. Dip floured rings into egg mixture, then dredge in the self-rising flour mixture. Drop carefully into hot oil, a few at a time, cooking for about 4 minutes, or until golden brown.

Drain on absorbent towels and salt lightly, if desired.


Sam said...

Oh wow - these look delicious!

Alea said...

What a delicious idea! I have never heard of fried peppers, but I am filing this away for when my garden over flows with peppers this summer.

McVal said...

Yummy! I never thought to deep fry green peppers!

Lisa B. said...

We love anything fried! I'm the only one who will eat fried green tomatoes and bell peppers though.

Have you ever used this recipe to make jalapeno poppers? What about cheddar bites like what you get from Sonic?

Melynda said...

Hi Annie, stopping by to say that I shared this great idea and recipe on my Wednesdays and wandering. Thanks so much. Enjoy your day.

Annie Jones said...

Sam: A craving, perhaps? :)

Alea: The first time I had them was at a local barbecue joint. They weren't as good as mine, though...LOL!

McVal: Oh c''ve been to a state fair or too. By now you should know you can deep fry anything! :)

Lisa B: I've only made poppers once, long ago, and the peppers were so spicy we couldn't eat them. You can't tell about a pepper til you try it, though. I've never made the cheese bites, either, although I know Shane would love them.

Melynda: Thank YOU so much!