How to Make Texas Roadhouse Rattlesnake Bites

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Texas Roadhouse Rattlesnake Bites

The Texas Roadhouse rattlesnake bites recipe does not include any actual rattlesnake--it's the jalapeno pepper in the recipe that provides the "bite." Jalapeno poppers are a very common and popular appetizer, and Texas Roadhouse's recipe is quite taste. And the great news is that you don't need to go out to dinner at Texas Roadhouse to enjoy their cheesy goodness. This approximation of Texas Roadhouse Rattlesnake Bites can be made in your home kitchen.

Texas Roadhouse was founded in 1993, and the first restaurant was opened in Indiana, not Texas! The restaurant chain prides itself on its steaks and freshly-baked bread, but all of their menu items are memorable. All Texas Roadhouse locations feature a menu with uniquely named dishes and a southwestern theme. Furthermore, loyal customers love Texas Roadhouse not only because of their delicious food, but also because of the laid-back atmosphere and terrific service.[1]

Start to finish: 60 minutes (Active time: 30 minutes)

Servings: 4

RattlesnakeBites.jpgFlickr: scaredy_kat
Offered by Texas Roadhouse
Customer service phone 800-839-7623[2]
Served as Appetizer
Main ingredients Jalapeno peppers, jack cheese[3]
Cooking method Deep-fried
Similar to Arby's Jalapeno Poppers
Author Susan MacDowell

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Texas Roadhouse Rattlesnake Bites Ingredients

  • 12 jalapeno peppers
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • Dash of salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • Vegetable oil, enough for frying[4]
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese[5]
  • 12 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon bacon bits[6]

Recipe from CopycatRecipeGuide Food Editors

Texas Roadhouse Rattlesnake Bites Recipe

  • Wash jalapenos and slice them lengthwise.
  • Remove the seeds from each half.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the Monterey jack cheese, cream cheese, and the bacon bits.[6]
  • Fill each jalapeno half with about four or five teaspoons of the Monterey jack cheese and cream cheese mixture.
  • Mix flour, egg, milk, salt, and pepper to taste in a deep plate (for example, a pie plate).
  • Place breadcrumbs in another deep plate.
  • Roll each jalapeno half in egg mixture to coat.
  • Roll the coated jalapeno in breadcrumbs until covered.
  • Place the Rattlesnake Bites in the freezer for at least 30 minutes. This will firm up the filling, making it easier to fry the bites.[5]
  • Deep fry in hot oil for a few minutes or until golden brown.[4]

How to Make Texas Roadhouse Appetizers

In addition to Rattlesnake Bites, this video teaches you how to make a Cactus Blossom and Fried Pickles, both appetizers from Texas Roadhouse.


  • You may want to use rubber gloves to handle the jalapeno peppers, particularly the seeds. If your eyes are sensitive, you can also wear safety goggles when slicing the peppers.[7]
  • If you don't have a deep fryer, you can fry the Rattlesnake Bites in a deep pan filled with enough oil to cover them while they cook. They can also be baked for 15 minutes in a preheated 375F oven.
  • This recipe was adapted from one provided by Texas Roadhouse on their Facebook page. The Rattlesnake Bites served in the restaurant use minced jalapenos and cheese formed into balls before being coated with the egg and crumb mixture, rather than using jalapeno halves as is specified in this Rattlesnake Bites recipe.
  • If you have trouble removing the seeds from the jalapeno pepper halves, try scooping them out with a melon baller.[7]
  • To make your Texas Roadhouse Rattlesnake Bites as authentic as possible, serve with Cajun Horseradish dipping sauce. Ranch dressing such as Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing can also be served as a dipping sauce for the Rattlesnake Bites.[5]
  • If you're not a big fan of Monterey jack cheese, you can substitute cheddar cheese.[6]
  • You can choose to purchase seasoned or unseasoned bread crumbs to use in this recipe, or you can make your own with day-old bread.[8]

Also See: How to Make a Bloomin' Onion, How to Make T.G.I. Friday's Potato Skins, How to Make a Texas Roadhouse Cactus Blossom, How to Make Texas Roadhouse Fried Pickles, How to Make Texas Roadhouse Ribs, How to Make Texas Roadhouse Chicken Critters, How To Make Texas Roadhouse Green Beans


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