Rattlesnake Bites

(Last Updated On: August 2, 2020)

Rattlesnake Bites Texas Roadhouse Recipe:Ultra crispy on the outside with melty cheese and spicy jalapenos on the inside. One of the best bites you’ll ever put in your mouth.

rattlesnake bites texas roadhouse recipe

I know these may sound scary but I promise they’re not! You know I wouldn’t have yo going out and wrangling rattlesnakes. We’re talking about a copycat Texas Roadhouse Rattlesnake Bites recipe! If you’ve never had them, you’re missing out. Once you have one, you can’t stop! They are an awesome combination of gooey cheese, and crunchy breading.

These Texas Roadhouse Rattlesnake Bites are so easy to make, you’ll be using them for parties and  steak night at home. You can make a large batch of them and freeze some, that way if you’re invited to a last minute party or if you need a side dish with dinner, all you have to do is pull them out and fry them.

More Yummy Appetizers:

Fried Pickles

Cheesesteak Eggrolls


Avocado Egg Rolls

Pizza Dip

how to make texas roadhouse rattlesnake bites

Rattlesnake Bites Ingredients

  • Pepper Jack Cheese: I like to shred my own cheese for the smoothest melt!
  • Jalapenos: Remove the seeds if you like things on the milder side. Check out some Jalapeno safety tips here.
  • Flour
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Bread Crumbs
  • Cayenne Pepper, Paprika, and Garlic Powder
  • Oil: I used vegetable oil, but any neutral oil will work.

how to make texas roadhouse rattlesnake bites

Rattlesnake Bites Texas Roadhouse Recipe

Make the filling: Combine cheese and jalapenos. Shape cheese into ~1 1/2″ balls. Freeze for 30-60 minutes.

For the Breading: Set up 3 bowls

  1. Add flour to the first bowl.
  2. Combine egg and milk in the second bowl.
  3. Finally, combine bread crumbs, cayenne, paprika, and garlic powder in the final bowl.

Roll cheese mixture in flour, then milk/egg mixture, and finally into bread crumbs.

Fry: Fry for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.

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What Are Rattlesnake Bites at Texas Roadhouse?

Texas Roadhouse rattlesnake bites are made up of pepper jack cheese, jalapeno peppers, flour, spices and breadcrumbs. It doesn’t get any easier. These melt in your mouth and the flavor is just amazing. They get their name from the spicy bite they pack!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Best Oil for Deep Frying?

You want to choose an oil that won’t burn easily for this rattlesnake bites recipe . A vegetable oil or Canola oil would be a good choice, and you likely have those around your house. Make sure to keep your oil around 350 degrees.

If you’re looking for a healthier oil you could use peanut oil. Don’t worry it won’t make your food taste like peanuts, it adds no flavor to your food.  You could also use rice bran oil, safflower oil or avocado oil.

How Do You Know When the Oil Is Hot Enough For Frying?

That brings us to the next question. How do we know when the oil is ready? If you don’t have a thermometer to measure the oil temperature don’t worry. You can use a wooden spoon! All you have to do is put the wooden spoon handle into the oil and if it’s ready you’ll see bubbles around the handle. You can also use a grain of rice. Drop it into the oil and if it floats the oil is ready.


Rattlesnake Bites

Rattlesnake Bites Texas Roadhouse Recipe:Ultra crispy on the outside with melty cheese and spicy jalapenos on the inside. One of the best bites you'll ever put in your mouth.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 15 Bites
Calories 258kcal
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  • 4 Cups Pepper Jack Cheese Shredded
  • 2-3 Jalapenos Diced (Seeds Removed)
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 1/2 Cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Oil For Frying


  • In a large bowl, stir pepper jack cheese and Jalapeno together.
  • Shape into balls about 1 1/2" in diameter. Freeze for 30-60 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a deep pot to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine bread crumbs, cayenne pepper, paprika, and garlic powder.
  • Set up 3 bowls containing: flour, egg and milk, and finally breadcrumbs.
  • Roll cheese mixture in flour, milk/egg mixture, and finally bread crumbs.
  • Fry a few at a time for 3-4 minutes.
  • Drain on paper towels before serving.


Calories: 258kcal
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Adapted via Touradough Alli

I hope you enjoy making these as much as I did. Rattlesnake bites are one of the best bites of food you’ll ever put in your mouth.

What do you think of this Rattlesnake Bites Texas Roadhouse Recipe? What is your favorite appetizer?