Fried Frito Pie Recipe

Milisa Armstrong | Miss in the Kitchen

Fried Frito Pie will be a touchdown even if your team doesn't win. Pure comfort and joy.

Many times appetizers are the best part of the party and it’s not unusual to plan a whole menu of appetizers when all of the kids are home on the weekends.

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When I was growing up my family owned a catfish restaurant and my love of fried food continues. I will fry just about anything, but I’ve never made it to the state fair to try a deep fried Twinkie or Coca-Cola.

I’m sure I’d be hooked for life. My Apple Pie Egg Rolls started some sort of obsession with things I could fry in an egg roll wrapper and I think the Fried Frito Pie might be my favorite so far.

Frito Chili Pie is usually the best thing you can get a high school concession stand and I can’t even tell you how many gallons of chili I’ve made for such events. This appetizer takes that classic comfort food to the next level of deliciousness.

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I served these bite-sized Frito Chili Pies with some simple guacamole and a side of Fritos. The guys were literally eating these as fast as I could fry them.

They have definitely earned a top spot among my favorite appetizer! I think it's going to be a frequent appetizer at gatherings from now on!

Next time you are hosting a party or having family game or movie night, you have to add these to the menu. It’s also a great way to stretch that last bit of chili to feed a crowd.

Of course leftover chili is almost non-existent around my guys, but I was able to sneak a cup to make this deep fried appetizer!

One last note, don’t be afraid to deep fry! Use a heavy-bottom pan or cast iron skillet and you are set. Yes, it’s a little messy, but totally worth the crunchy delicious results!

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Fried Frito Pie Recipe

    8 Servings


  • 24 Wonton Wrappers
  • 1 cup Chili
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheese, Like smoked cheddar-pepper jack
  • 1/3 cup Fritos, Crushed
  • 2 cups Vegetable Oil, For frying
  • Guacamole, And Fritos for serving, optional


  1. Place about a teaspoon of chili (best if chilled) into the center of each wonton wrapper, top with a bit of cheese and a few Frito crumbs. Wet edges of wonton wrapper with water.
  2. Roll up as you would an egg roll or burrito. Place under a damp paper towel until ready to fry. I recommend rolling all of the pies before heating the oil.
  3. Heat oil in a deep skillet or heavy bottom pan to 350°F. Cook Frito Chili Pies a few at a time, rolling to brown on all sides about 2 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  4. Serve with guacamole and Fritos. 


Cooking Method:
Deep Fried
Party Food
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Author: Milisa Armstrong
Recipe Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 493
Calories 1062

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 62g
  Saturated Fat 10g
Sodium 1330mg
Total Carbohydrate 98g
  Dietary Fiber 4g
  Sugars 4g
Protein 23g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Milisa Armstrong

About Milisa

Miss is a Southern girl through and through, which you know after about five seconds on her blog, Miss in the Kitchen. She's sharing her love of all things deep fried with us on Food Fanatic.

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