TGI Friday’s Fire Bites

TGI Friday’s Fire Bites were a pleasant surprise on the menu. TGI Friday’s Fire Bites are no longer on the menu, but they were available as an appetizer or as a part of an appetizer tower. They’re easy to make, inexpensive, and taste very different.
TGI Friday's Fire Bites







TGI Friday’s Fire Bites

Yield: 4 servings.

TGI Friday's Fire Bites

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  • Recipe Type: Appetizer Recipes, Copycat Restaurant Recipes, CopyKat Recipes, Snack Recipes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 4
TGI Friday's Fire Bites

This is a menu item that is no longer being served, but don't let this stop you, these are great for your chili heads.


  • 1 can (26 ounce) sliced jalapeno peppers (NOT pickled)
  • 2 and 2/3 cups cracker crumbs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • vegetable oil (for your favorite deep frying system)


Drain jalapeno peppers and set aside. Mix cracker crumbs and flour together; blend well. In a separate bowl, beat eggs and add water; blend well. Heat oil in fry pan, deep fryer, or fry cooker until temperature is the same degree that you would fry French fries at. Dip slices of peppers in egg wash and then the flour and cracker crumb mixture; dust off excess dry ingredients and carefully place in hot oil.

Place peppers in your deep frying system so that they are not overcrowded. Take care--the peppers like to pop a little. Fry until golden brown. Remove peppers and drain on a paper towel.

Keep in mind not to put your fingers or hands on your face until you have finished working with these peppers.

Peppers are served with your favorite Con Queso Dip on the side.

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  • Linz W.

    OMG I miss these! I used to just order a giant order of theses and that was dinner. I totally forgot about them until wakin up with a major craving for something hot.. Haha. I’m so glad you have the recipe here!

    • Stephanie

      They swap out their menu a great deal. I love TGI Friday’s because they have really good creative dishes. I am working on their pretzel rolls and beer cheese sauce right now.

  • Liz Nelson

    These were a hit at my husbands office party! Everyone raved about how great they were!

    • Stephanie

      I want to go to your husband’s office parties!