Cheesy Jalapeño Fritters with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce
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Cheesy Jalapeño Fritters

with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

20 MIN
$9.99 Serves 2-4
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From the Test Kitchen

These rich, crispy fritters get a kick of tangy heat from pickled jalapeños—balanced by mild cheddar cheese curds stirred into the tempura batter. A bright side of sweet chili sauce mixed with fresh lime juice is perfect for dipping as you go.
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Cheesy Jalapeño Fritters with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce
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  • 2 oz Cheddar Cheese Curds
  • ¼ cup Tempura Mix
  • 1 Tbsp Weeknight Hero Spice Blend (Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Smoked Paprika & Whole Dried Parsley)
  • 2 oz Sliced Pickled Jalapeño Pepper
  • 1 Lime
  • 3 Tbsps Sweet Chili Sauce
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Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Wash, dry, and quarter the lime. Roughly chop the cheese curds. Roughly chop the pepper, then pat dry with paper towels. Thoroughly wash your hands immediately after handling. In a bowl, combine the sweet chili sauce and the juice of 2 lime wedges (you will have extra). Stir to combine.

Make the batter
2 Make the batter

In a medium bowl, whisk together the tempura mix, half the spice blend (you will have extra), and ¼ cup of cold water. Season with salt and pepper. Add the chopped cheese curds and as much of the chopped pepper as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be; stir to thoroughly combine.

Make the fritters & serve your dish
3 Make the fritters & serve your dish

In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 tablespoons of oil on medium-high. Once the oil is hot enough that a pinch of batter sizzles immediately when added, scoop the batter into the pan to form 4 to 6 equal-sized patties. Cook 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and immediately season with salt. Serve the fritters with the dipping sauce on the side. Enjoy!

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Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Wash, dry, and quarter the lime. Roughly chop the cheese curds. Roughly chop the pepper, then pat dry with paper towels. Thoroughly wash your hands immediately after handling. In a bowl, combine the sweet chili sauce and the juice of 2 lime wedges (you will have extra). Stir to combine.

2 Make the batter

In a medium bowl, whisk together the tempura mix, half the spice blend (you will have extra), and ¼ cup of cold water. Season with salt and pepper. Add the chopped cheese curds and as much of the chopped pepper as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be; stir to thoroughly combine.

Make the batter
Make the fritters & serve your dish
3 Make the fritters & serve your dish

In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 tablespoons of oil on medium-high. Once the oil is hot enough that a pinch of batter sizzles immediately when added, scoop the batter into the pan to form 4 to 6 equal-sized patties. Cook 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and immediately season with salt. Serve the fritters with the dipping sauce on the side. Enjoy!

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