Golden brown, crispy and spicy these Crunchy Jalapeño Bites are the perfect snack for spicy food addicts!
People who know me in person and those of you that have been following the blog for a while know that I love spicy food. I add hot sauce to everything. Sprinkle red peppers on my pizza and pasta. I munch on hot chili peppers. I order my Thai food a level 4 out of 5. You get it, I like spicy. And these Crunchy Jalapeño Bites are perfect for spicy food addicts like me!
When Ryan and I were first dating almost two decades ago, we would often have our date nights at TGI Fridays. We were teenagers, who didn’t have much money but we wanted to go out. We would always order the same appetizers as our meals: fried mushrooms and Crunchy Jalapeño Bites.
You know, because when you’re teenagers you can totally eat like that. We likely washed it all down with soda too.
My favorite thing about these Crunchy Jalapeños, other than the obvious heat factor, is the crunch factor. They are super crunchy. The jalapeño bites that we used to order were batter-fried. And while they were good, I have come to love the added crunch that panko gives. For that reason, I coat these babies in panko bread crumbs and the crunch factor is out of this world!
And of course, to cool it all down, you’ve gotta have something to dip these Crunchy Jalapeño Bites in. I suggest homemade ranch :)
My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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