Rattlesnake Eggs

★★★★★ 4 Reviews
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By Dayna Chezem
from Aransas Pass, TX

These are like poppers if you have never had them and if you have had them they are almost like the ones at Texas Roadhouse. Enjoy.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We loved every nibble of this easy appetizer. They're filled with similar flavors to jalapeno poppers, but easier to prepare. Customize the spice of the rattlesnake eggs by adjusting the jalapenos. With 4, these will be very spicy. We found 2-3 chopped jalapenos to be spicy enough. Dipping the fried poppers in ranch dressing cools things down a bit. Great for game day or they'd make a great party appetizer.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
serves 2-4
prep time 45 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Deep Fry


  •   3 c
    shredded monterrey jack
  •   4 - 5
    jalapenos, chopped
  •   4 Tbsp
    milk or half & half or cream
  •   3/4 c
    bread crumbs, dry
    crushed red pepper, to taste (use more for hotter bites)
    salt & pepper, to taste
  •   1 c
    cornmeal, for coating
  •   1 c
    buttermilk, for coating
    vegetable oil, for frying

How To Make

  • 1
    In a large bowl, combine cheese, peppers, milk, and bread crumbs. Mix well by hand.
  • 2
    Then form small egg shapes.
  • 3
    Roll the “eggs” in a mixture of cornmeal and seasonings.
  • 4
    Then dip them in buttermilk.
  • 5
    Roll them in cornmeal again.
  • 6
    Freeze for at least 30 minutes so they will stay together in hot grease.
  • 7
    Fry at 350 degrees until golden brown (about 2 minutes).
  • 8
  • 9
    Serve with ranch dressing or your favorite dip.