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.
I love crunchy deep fried appetizers. Some of my favorites are deep-fried macaroni and cheese, and fried pickles. and I know these may sound scary but I promise they’re not! You know I wouldn’t have you going out and wrangling rattlesnakes. We’re talking about a copycat Texas Roadhouse 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 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.
- 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.
- Bread Crumbs
- Cayenne Pepper, Paprika, and Garlic Powder
- Oil: I used vegetable oil, but any neutral oil will work.
How To Make Rattlesnake Bites
Make the filling: Combine cheese and jalapenos. Shape cheese into ~1 ½″ balls. Freeze for 30-60 minutes.
For the Breading: Set up 3 bowls
- Add flour to the first bowl.
- Combine egg and milk in the second bowl.
- 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.
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 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.
More Yummy Appetizers
- In a large bowl, stir pepper jack cheese and Jalapeno together.
- Shape into balls about 1 ½" 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.
Adapted via Touradough Alli
I hope you enjoy making these as much as I did. They are one of the best bites of food you’ll ever put in your mouth.