Posted by on Jul 12, 2024 in Appetizers | 20 comments

Betty’s Thin Batter Deep-Fried Sweet Banana Peppers

Betty’s Thin Batter Deep-Fried Sweet Banana Peppers
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Betty demonstrates how to make a popular local favorite appetizer, Thin Batter Deep-Fried Sweet Banana Peppers. These are served with Betty's Surfin' Seafood Cocktail sauce for a delightful snack! These are similar to the ones that have achieved fame at a local restaurant, Hall's on the River. (The Kentucky River, that is.)


Thin Batter Deep-Fried Sweet Banana Peppers

1 cup self-rising flour
1 egg, well beaten
1 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
sweet banana peppers, washed, dried, seeded with pulp removed, and cut into serving pieces
2 inches of cooking oil in a deep fryer or pot on the stove (I used peanut oil.)

In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup self-rising flour, 1 well-beaten egg, 1 cup milk, and 1/4 cup vegetable oil. Stir completely, or blend with an electric mixer. Have your sweet banana peppers prepared for cooking. Heat 2 inches of oil in an electric deep fryer or a pot on the stove to somewhere between 345 degrees and 375 degrees. With tongs, dip pepper pieces in batter, allowing excess batter to drip into bowl, and then transfer to hot oil. You may fry several pieces at the same time. Fry until golden brown on both sides, and then remove with tongs or other utensil and place on paper toweling to drain. When all pieces are fried and removed, pat the upper side to remove any further excess oil. Now, place the Deep-Fried Banana Peppers on a nice serving dish, and serve with Surfin' Seafood Cocktail Sauce. Yummy!!!

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20 Responses to “Betty’s Thin Batter Deep-Fried Sweet Banana Peppers”

  1. Too Crunk says:

    Got six Banana Pepper Plants growing in the garden right now. You just gave
    me a dish idea! Love your videos!

  2. Xe M says:

    Ohhh, disappointed. I was looking for this recipe believing that banana
    peppers actually have bananas and peppers!

  3. Polly Bacon says:

    Thanks Betty, this looks like a great recipe. I used to live in Lexington
    and loved Hall’s fried peppers and beer cheese. This will help with home
    sickness :)

  4. Ken Buckner says:

    I’ve been to Hall’s many times and always order fried banana peppers.

  5. Amber P says:

    I tried that out and it was really good

  6. MaryE MCLea says:


  7. kt10585 says:

    i grew some sweet banana peppers this smmer and was looking how to make
    them and found you. You mentioned Hall’s on the River. Been there many
    times. Cool! Thanks for the recipe. Winchells has some good fried banana
    peppers too.

  8. WoodyStrokerCat says:

    Betty is Hott….

  9. ziggzagg ragge says:

    i saw ur video and i had to do it so i did right away cause i was looking
    for a way to use my bannana peppers cause i have tons from my garden if u
    no any more ways thatd be awesome

  10. Betty's Kitchen says:

    Yes, you may fry vegetables, chicken, fish, etc. with this batter. –Betty

  11. Stephanie Musse says:

    Does that batter work for any type of frying?

  12. Ruth Vasutheva says:

    i regret not seeing this video before, i had used your batter recipe the
    for deep fried mushrooms. Everyone loved it, we eat a lot of heat, so
    didn’t clean out the seeds. Awesome recipes.

  13. Betty's Kitchen says:

    Hi! Yes, I think your batter for fried pickles would be great for banana
    peppers. Also, they would be very nice sliced in rings. Ranch dressing
    would be great. I have a recipe for making ranch dressing that is much more
    flavorful than the bottled variety. –Betty 🙂

  14. deadman2641 says:

    @bettyskitchen hi betty i realy like your videos and was supprised when i
    seen this one because i love banana peppers now i was wondering because i
    have a good recipe for fried pickles could i use my pickle batter and
    instead of halfing the whole pepper use rings on banana peppers simular to
    jalapeno rings and also could you make a video or give me some ideas of
    dipping sauces im not a fan of cocktail sauce i was thinking maybe a ranch
    dressing based sauce with some other seasonings thanks bett

  15. anky bh says:

    those peppers look beautiful

  16. Betty's Kitchen says:

    @DigitalBeatsMX Join the club of all my adopted YouTubers! –Betty 🙂

  17. gferg edgeg says:

    can you adopt me? so i can eat your food 😀 my mom always makes the same
    food week by week 🙁

  18. Betty's Kitchen says:

    @AbbyDinoRawr13 These would be great with a cheese sauce! Thanks for
    commenting! –Betty 🙂

  19. Abby Smith says:

    I pan fried this and made a cheese sauce tasted like tgifs or something yum!

  20. Hussein Radi says:

    It’s amazing how you can fry anything and ends up looking tasty