I'm so amped up for my next smoke...smoked jalapenos...and I haven't even started the smoke yet.
A month or so ago, I smoked up a few jalapenos and bagged up a few after the smoke and then dehydrated the rest to make a smoked jalapeno powder (which turned out VERY hot!). Since then, I had some batter-fried jalapeno rounds at Rawhide Steakhouse (south side of Phoenix) that were the bomb-diggity, and it got me thinking...
This time, I got 6# of jalapenos and plan on slicing them into rounds (with seeds and membranes intact), and smoking them at 130-140* for about 3 hours. Then, I'm going to bag some up for future meals (like chili or on burgers), and then take a bunch of them and dip them in egg and then into a flour/corn meal mix and into a little bit of oil (may also just to saute some in butter) and use them for a spicy appetizer for dinner tomorrow night.
Here are the fried jalapenos that I'm shooting for (shown here with some rattlesnake):