Beer-Battered Jalapeño Bites


2 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon table salt
1 bottle or can (12 oz) dark beer, chilled
Vegetable oil for deep frying
10 medium to large jalapeño chiles, cut into 1/4-inch rings
Coarse sea salt, if desired
1cup ranch dressing


In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, table salt and beer with whisk until smooth.

In 5-quart Dutch oven or heavy saucepan, heat 2 to 3 inches oil to 350°F. Working in small batches, dip jalapeño slices in batter. Fry in hot oil about 2 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels; sprinkle with sea salt.

Serve fried jalapeño bites warm with ranch dressing.

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