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Hush Puppies

Blossom Lady
Dec 27, 2020 06:08 AM
Hush Puppies

Hush Puppies with a crispy, golden outside and soft, cornbread inside infused with bacon, pepper Jack cheese dunked in the most tantalizing sweet and tangy Sweet Chili Dijon Sauce! Are you drooling yet? Hush Puppies are one of the most crave worthy morsels ever – and this hush puppies recipe is one of the world’s easiest appetizers to make! You can make hush puppy batter ahead of time and refrigerate for easy assembly, or make and either refrigerate or freeze the hush puppies for an almost instant/snack appetizer at a cravings notice. Hush puppies are little balls of deep-fried cornmeal, about the same size as a meatball or a scoop of raw cookie dough aka deep fried cornbread balls with seasonings.

You just need about a half dozen ingredients for this hush puppies recipe. While there are some small variations (like onion powder instead of onion shavings, garlic powder, or even no onion at all), most people use cornmeal, wheat flour, baking powder, salt and milk or buttermilk as well as eggs. I, of course, add a punch of flavor with the addition of bacon and Pepper Jack cheese. The best part about this hush puppy appetizer is how simple the ingredient list is, and how delicious they taste! Cornmeal, eggs, milk or buttermilk and a couple of other ingredients make this deep-fried dish complete. I add bacon to my hush puppy recipe, but this isn’t traditional and of course optional- but totally delicious and truly irresistible!

Ingredients:

Sweet Chili Dijon Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Asian sweet red chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Hot sauce to taste (optional)
  • Bacon Pepper Jack Hushpuppies
  • 1 1/2 quarts peanut, canola or vegetable oil, for frying

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups fine cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Wet ingredients

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 15 oz. can creamed corn
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup cooked bacon, finely crumbled
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Pepper Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup green onions, thinly chopped
Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cook Time:
20 minutes
Total Time:
30 minutes
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