Crispy Fried Jalapeño Slices

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 240kcal


  • 5 jalapeños sliced widthwise
  • oil for frying

Egg Wash:

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream



  • In a bowl, add the eggs and heavy cream, beating until well-mixed. In another bowl, stir together all breading ingredients until well-mixed. Set aside.
  • Coat each jalapeño slice first in the egg wash (shake off excess), and then in the breading until coated on both sides. Transfer to wax or parchment paper while you bread the rest.
  • Using a deep fryer or a pan on the stovetop, add vegetable oil and heat it to 350 F. If using a pan, there should be about 1 to 2 inches of oil. Frequently monitor to maintain the temperature during frying by adjusting the heat level.
  • Carefully lower the breaded jalapeños into hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Work in batches as needed to avoid overcrowding. After frying, drain on paper towels.
  • Serve immediately while hot and crispy.


This recipe yields 3 g net carbs per serving. Nutrition info doesn't include oil used for frying.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories 240  
Total Fat 18g 28%
   Saturated Fat 6g 29%
   Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 740mg 31%
Total Carb 6.5g 2%
   Dietary Fiber 3.5g 13%
   Sugars 2.5g  
Protein 13g  
Vitamin A 18% · Vitamin C 68% · Calcium 22% · Iron 6%