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Jalapeno Hush Puppies

 Jalapeno Hush Puppies
Whenever we have a neighborhood fish fry, these hush puppies are part of the menu. They're crisp and golden with just a mild pepper flavor.—Mary K. Dixson, Decatur, Alabama
9 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon diced jalapeno pepper
  • Oil for deep-fat frying

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder
  • and salt. Combine the egg, milk, onion and jalapeno; stir into dry
  • ingredients just until moistened.
  • In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Drop
  • batter by tablespoonfuls into oil. Fry for 2 minutes or until golden
  • brown, turning occasionally. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm.
  • Yield: 3-1/2 to 4 dozen.
Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.