Poblano Pepper Rings

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From our article “Sizzling Snacks for Holiday Entertaining” comes these tasty Poblano Pepper Rings.

poblano-rings-150x150Since poblanos make some of the tastiest chiles rellenos, it makes sense that they fry up deliciously. Why not dip these rings in guacamole?

Course: Appetizer / Hors d’oeuvre
Cuisine: American
Heat Scale: Mild

Servings: 4 to 6 people

1 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne powder
3 cups vegetable oil
3 poblano chiles roasted, peeled, seeds and stems removed, cut into 1/4-inch rings
1 cup buttermilk

In a bowl, combine the flour, salt, pepper and cayenne and mix well. Transfer the mixture to a plate. Heat the oil in a large pan until it just begins to smoke, then lower the heat slightly. Take the poblano rings 4 at a time, dip them in the flour, shake off any excess, then dip them in the buttermilk and back into the flour. Drop them into the hot oil and fry until lightly browned. Repeat with the rest of the rings and then drain on paper towels. Serve them warm.