Yield
1 1/2 dozen

You can buy these frozen at some warehouse foods stores, but this homemade version is much better. For a quick dip, stir a little green jalapeño hot sauce into sour cream.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cut a small slit in each pepper, and carefully remove seeds. Rinse peppers with cold water; drain on paper towels.

Step 2

Cut cheese into 18 pieces; insert 1 piece into each pepper.

Step 3

Combine cornmeal and next 3 ingredients in a small bowl; add 1 tablespoon oil and beer, stirring until smooth. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 4

Pour oil to depth of 3 inches into a skillet or deep fat fryer; heat to 350°. Dredge peppers in 1/2 cup flour; then dip into batter. Fry 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown, turning occasionally. Serve immediately.

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