These Cheesy Jalapeno Hush Puppies are deep-fried to golden perfection, made with a mouthwatering seasoned batter, a 2-year aged cheddar, fresh jalapenos and more. You’ll never make boring hush puppies again after trying these bite-sized flavor explosions!
1 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal, self-rising
1 cup self-rising flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup buttermilk, or any liquid except water
2 tablespoon red onion, minced
1 head of garlic, minced
1/2 cup smoked Canadian bacon, diced
2 teaspoon cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
Oil for deep frying, canola or peanut oil
1 Mix cornmeal, sugar, cajun seasoning, baking powder, and flour in a large bowl.
2 In a separate bowl add the eggs and whisk lightly, then add buttermilk, onion, bell pepper, Canadian bacon, garlic and chopped jalapenos and mix well.
3 Work into the dry mixture until well incorporated, then fold in the cheese.
4 With a melon scoop, drop scoopfuls of the mixture into hot oil, or in a cast iron skillet.
5 Deep fry until golden brown at a steady 350F. This should only take about 2 minutes or so.
6 Drain, and serve.
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Award winning Chef Ace Champion’s passion for cooking began years before his culinary career. Growing up in Louisiana, Ace found a passion for southern and creole cooking at a young age, but soon found himself quite successful on the football field. After a fifteen-year career as a semi-professional football player, Chef decided to follow his passion for cooking and has never looked back. With a firm belief that anyone can be a great cook and a focus on the mental and emotional aspects of cooking, Chef Champion brings a unique perspective to the kitchen.