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hot and spicy hush puppies

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Cecelia Anderson
Cleveland, OH

The first time I made this a couple of years ago, I wondered how this was going to turn out. It turned out good the first time, and then every time after that. I love it, and I hope you will too.

★★★★★ 1
serves 4 to 5 servings
prep time 10 Min

Ingredients For hot and spicy hush puppies

  • 1 c
    yellow cornmeal
  • 3/4 c
    self-rising flour
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/2
    small, sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2
    jalapeno, finely chopped
  • 4
    green onions, sliced thin
  • 1
    large egg, beaten
  • 1/4 c
    grated cheddar
  • 1 c

How To Make hot and spicy hush puppies

  • 1
    Preheat deep fryer to 375 degrees F. (If you don't have a deep fryer, you can use a cast iron skillet, or a deep-sided electric skill or even a pot with oil, just check the temperature of the oil with a thermometer)
  • 2
    Mix all the ingredients together into a large mixing bowl to form a thick batter.
  • 3
    Dip 2 tablespoon spoons into water. Using the spoons scoop up some of the batter and drop into the hot oil. ( You can skip this part if you want, and just use a flatware tablespoon and scoop the batter into the oil).
  • 4
    Work in batches. Fry for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden and brown. Remove and drain on a paper towel lined sheet tray.
  • 5
    *Note* You don't have to add the jalapeno unless you want to. It will still taste good with the other ingredients.

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