Prep 35 mins
Cook 10 mins
Texas Roadhouse features a menu with uniquely named dishes and a southwestern theme. The Texas Roadhouse Rattlesnake Bites recipe does not include any actual rattlesnake--it's the jalapeno pepper in the recipe that provides the "bite." Jalapeno poppers a a very common and popular appetizer, and Texas Roadhouse's recipe is quite tasty. And the great news is that you don't need to go out to dinner at Texas Roadhouse to enjoy their cheesy goodness. This approximation of Texas Roadhouse Rattlesnake Bites can be made in your home kitchen.
- 12 jalapeno peppers
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 dash salt
- 1 dash pepper
- 1 1⁄2 cups breadcrumbs
- vegetable oil, enough for frying
- 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
- 12 ounces softened cream cheese
- 1 tablespoon bacon bits
- Wash jalapeno and sliced them lengthwise.
- Remove the seeds from each half.
- In a small bowl, mix together the Monterey Jack cheese, cream cheese, and the bacon bits.
- Fill each jalapeno half with about four or five teaspoons of the Monterey Jack cheese and cream cheese mixture.
- Mix flour, egg, milk, salt, and pepper to taste in a deep plate (for example, a pie plate).
- Place breadcrumbs in another deep plate.
- Roll each jalapeno half in egg mixture to coat.
- Roll the coated jalapeno in breadcrumbs until covered.
- Place the Rattlesnake Bites in the freezer for at least 30 minutes. This will firm up the filling, making it easier to fry the bites.
- Deep fry in hot oil until golden brown.