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Spicy Hush Puppies

 Spicy Hush Puppies
These spicy hush puppies make a wonderful side dish to fish. They taste best when served warm.
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup pancake mix
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • Oil for deep-fat frying


  • In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal, pancake mix, sugar, baking
  • powder and salt. In another bowl, beat the egg, buttermilk, oil,
  • jalapenos, onion and pepper sauce. Stir into dry ingredients just
  • until combined.
  • In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Drop
  • batter by rounded tablespoonfuls into oil. Fry for 3-4 minutes or
  • until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm. Yield: 4
  • dozen.
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