Batter Fried Jalapeno Poppers with Avocado Salsa


  • 2 cups sliced jalapenos
  • 1 cup beer
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • Canola oil for frying
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
This is wonderful appetizer with a light crispy batter. If you really want to jazz them up you may stuff the Jalapenos with cheese. Makes 15 poppers.


  • 2 chopped plum tomatoes
  • 1/4 lb of crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tbs of red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbs oregano
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, minced
  • 1 avocado, peeled and pitted and chopped into small pieces
  • juice from 1 lime
  • To make the salsa gently mix the avocado with the tomatoes, garlic and onions.
  • Squeeze the lime juice over.
  • Stir in the oregano and parsley.
  • Add the vinegar and olive oil.
  • Stir in the feta cheese. Cover the salsa and chill for several hours.
  • For the batter combine the salt, pepper, flour, beer, eggs, garlic powder and chili powder in a bowl and mix well.
  • For the Jalapenos heat the oil to 365 degrees in a large sauce pan or deep fryer.
  • Dip the jalapenos in the batter and then transfer them to the hot oil.
  • When they float they are done.
  • Serve them along with the salsa for dipping.

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