Rattlesnake Bites

Rattlesnake Bites

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  • 2

    c. shredded Monterrey Jack cheese

  • 4-5

    jalapeños, chopped (can use green or red bell peppers to reduce spiciness)

  • 2 - 4

    Tbs. milk or half & half or cream

  • ½

    c. breadcrumbs

  • crushed red pepper to taste

  • salt & pepper

  • cornmeal, buttermilk for coating


In large bowl, combine cheese, peppers, milk, and breadcrumbs. Mix well by hand, then form small egg shapes. Roll the “eggs” in mixture of cornmeal and seasonings, then dip them in buttermilk and roll them in cornmeal again. Freeze for at least 30 minutes (longer if it is hotter in the kitchen). Fry until golden brown (about 2 minutes). Drain and serve with ranch dressing.


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