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Quick Jalapeno Hush Puppies

The crunchy exterior of these Southern-style snacks is a nice contrast to the moist cornbread. Jalapeno peppers and hot sauce add a hint of heat. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • Oil for deep-fat frying

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat the eggs, milk, jalapenos, onion and hot sauce. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined.
  • In a cast-iron or other heavy skillet, heat oil to 375°. Drop tablespoons of batter, a few at a time, into hot oil. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 hush puppy: 56 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 94mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • dkinsey161
    May 3, 2016

    Great taste. Quick and easy to make.