I haven't made this yet but I'll probably use commercial mayonnaise and add the spices. Enjoy!


  • 20 to 24 canned jalapeno peppers
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1-1/2 cups flour, divided
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp vegetalbe oil
  • 1 cup beer
  • oil for frying
  • 3 to 4 oz Muenster cheese


Make a small slit in each pepper. Remove the seeds and membranes, being careful to keep the pepper from tearing. rinse each pepper with cold wate and drain well. In small mixing bowl combine cornmeal, 1 cup flour, baking powder and salt. Add 1 tbsp oil and the beer; mis until smooth. Allow this batter to rest for 15 minutes. In small saucepan, heat 3 inches of oil to 350 degrees. Cut the cheese in small pieces and use to fill the cavity of each pepper. Roll each pepper in 1/2 cup flour; dip in batter to cover, and fry in hot oil 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately with Chile Mayonnaise. Chile Mayonnaise 1 whole egg, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp white vinegar, 3/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp dried mustard, 1 tsp mild chili powder, 1-1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper, 1 tbsp Dijon mustard, 2 cups soybean oil. Place egg in food processor fitted with steel blade; process for 1 minute. Add lemon juice, vinegar, salt, dried mustard, chili powder, cayenne pepper and Dijon mustard. Process ingredients until mixed, then slowly add the oil through the feed tube in a thin stream, and blend until mayonnaise sets up.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: The Detroit News
Submitted By: Eliana Kimball
Fried Jalapenos