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rattlesnake eggs

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Dayna Chezem
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
(4 ratings)
yield 2 -4
prep time 45 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For rattlesnake eggs

  • 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 rattlesnake eggs

  • Cheese, peppers, milk, and bread crumbs combined in a bowl.
    In a large bowl, combine cheese, peppers, milk, and bread crumbs. Mix well by hand.
  • Mixture formed into small eggs.
    Then form small egg shapes.
  • Eggs rolled into seasoned cornmeal.
    Roll the “eggs” in a mixture of cornmeal and seasonings.
  • Dipping eggs into buttermilk.
    Then dip them in buttermilk.
  • Eggs rolled into cornmeal again.
    Roll them in cornmeal again.
  • Rattlesnake Eggs placed in a freezer.
    Freeze for at least 30 minutes so they will stay together in hot grease.
  • Frying the Rattlesnake Eggs.
    Fry at 350 degrees until golden brown (about 2 minutes).
  • Draining the fried eggs on paper towels.
  • Dipping Rattlesnake Eggs in ranch dressing.
    Serve with ranch dressing or your favorite dip.