Fried Pepper Strips Recipe with Cream Cheese and Self-Rising Flour

Fried Pepper Strips

Fried Pepper Strips Recipe with Cream Cheese and Self-Rising Flour
Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes | Servings: 4


Fried Pepper Strips
Fried Pepper Strips

Fried Pepper Strips are a delicious and easy-to-make appetizer or side dish that is sure to impress your guests. The combination of creamy cream cheese and crispy green pepper strips makes for a tasty and satisfying snack.


The origins of Fried Pepper Strips are not well-documented, but it is believed to have originated in the United States as a popular party food. The recipe has since been adapted and modified to suit different tastes and preferences.


How to prepare

  1. Combine the first three ingredients and mix well.
  2. Dip the green pepper strips in the cream cheese mixture, turning to coat.
  3. Fry in hot oil until golden brown, then drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt and pepper.


  • Add a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese to the cream cheese mixture for extra flavor.
  • Use different colored bell peppers for a more visually appealing dish.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure the cream cheese is softened before mixing it with the egg and flour to ensure a smooth and creamy batter.

- Use a deep fryer or a heavy-bottomed pan to fry the pepper strips to ensure even cooking and a crispy texture.

- Drain the fried pepper strips on paper towels to remove excess oil and prevent them from becoming soggy.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Fried Pepper Strips as an appetizer with a side of ranch dressing or marinara sauce for dipping.

Cooking Techniques


Ingredient Substitutions

You can use regular flour instead of self-rising flour in this recipe.

- Substitute the green pepper with zucchini or eggplant for a different twist.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the cream cheese mixture and cut the pepper strips ahead of time, but it is best to fry them just before serving to ensure they are crispy and fresh.

Presentation Ideas

Arrange the Fried Pepper Strips on a platter and garnish with fresh herbs or a sprinkle of paprika for a pop of color.

Pairing Recommendations

Serve Fried Pepper Strips with a crisp white wine or a cold beer for a refreshing and satisfying combination.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover Fried Pepper Strips in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the oven or toaster oven to maintain their crispy texture.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Fried Pepper Strips contains approximately 200 calories.


Each serving of Fried Pepper Strips contains approximately 10 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Fried Pepper Strips contains approximately 15 grams of fats.


Each serving of Fried Pepper Strips contains approximately 5 grams of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

Fried Pepper Strips are a good source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, thanks to the green peppers used in the recipe.


Fried Pepper Strips contain dairy (cream cheese) and eggs, which may be allergens for some individuals.


Fried Pepper Strips are a tasty and indulgent treat that is best enjoyed in moderation due to their high fat and calorie content.


Fried Pepper Strips are a delicious and indulgent snack that is perfect for parties or gatherings. The creamy cream cheese batter and crispy green pepper strips make for a satisfying and flavorful dish that is sure to be a hit with your guests.

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of discovering this recipe for the first time is a cherished one. It was many years ago, when I was just a young girl living in the countryside. My grandmother, who was a wonderful cook, had invited me to spend the summer with her. I was thrilled at the opportunity to learn from her and to spend time in her cozy kitchen.

One afternoon, as we sat in the garden shelling peas, she began to tell me about a special dish that she had learned to make many years ago. It was called Fried Pepper Strips, and it was a recipe that she had picked up from a friend who had traveled to far-off lands. Intrigued by the exotic name and the promise of a delicious meal, I begged her to teach me how to make it.

My grandmother smiled at my enthusiasm and agreed to show me the recipe. We gathered the ingredients – fresh bell peppers, onions, garlic, and a few spices – and got to work in the kitchen. She showed me how to slice the peppers into long strips, how to dice the onions finely, and how to crush the garlic with the back of a knife. The kitchen was filled with the wonderful smell of sizzling vegetables and spices, and my mouth watered in anticipation of the meal to come.

As we cooked, my grandmother told me stories of her own childhood and the recipes she had learned from her own mother. She spoke of the importance of passing down these traditions from generation to generation, and I felt a deep sense of connection to my family and to the generations that had come before me.

Finally, the Fried Pepper Strips were ready. We served them hot, alongside a bowl of steaming rice and a dollop of creamy yogurt. The first bite was a revelation – the peppers were tender and sweet, the onions caramelized and fragrant, and the spices added a kick of heat that lingered on the tongue. It was a dish unlike anything I had ever tasted before, and I knew that it would become a favorite in my own repertoire.

Over the years, I have made Fried Pepper Strips countless times, each time tweaking the recipe to suit my own tastes and preferences. I have added different spices, experimented with different varieties of peppers, and even tried adding a splash of vinegar for a tangy twist. But no matter how I have adapted the recipe, the memory of that first time making it with my grandmother has always remained with me.

Now, as I stand in my own kitchen, surrounded by the comforting smells of cooking and the memories of meals shared with loved ones, I am grateful for the gift that my grandmother gave me all those years ago. The gift of a simple recipe, passed down through generations, that has brought joy and nourishment to my family and friends. And as I take a bite of the delicious Fried Pepper Strips that I have just made, I am reminded once again of the power of food to connect us to our past, to our loved ones, and to the traditions that make us who we are.


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