15 to 20 large fresh jalapenos, stemmed and cut in half (scoop out some or all
of the seeds depending on heat you want) WEAR GLOVES
1/2 cup milk
salt and pepper
2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
2 cups flour
Oil for frying
Dipping Sauce (make this in advance)
1 large ripe avocado
1/2 cup sour cream
2 Tbsp picante sauce
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
juice of half a lime
Beat egg well and add milk. Put peppers in mixture, mixing to coat. Let stand in
mixture about five minutes, then remove.
Put salt, pepper, Old Bay Seasoning and flour in 1 quart zip
lock bag. Shake to mix thoroughly.
Drop the peppers, a few at a time, in the flour and close bag
and shake to coat. Lay peppers inside-down on cookie sheet to dry for 15
Deep fry pepper slices in hot oil until brown and crisp.
Drain on paper towels.
Put dipping sauce in small deep bowl and place on large plate. Arrange the
jalapeno slices, petal fashion around the dipping sauce bowl.