Cornmeal Cheddar Fritters

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
about 2 dozen

Ingredients
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar
  • 1/2 cup grated onion
  • 1/4 cup minced red bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Cayenne, to taste
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Louisiana-style hot sauce, for example Crystal brand
Directions
  • In a bowl combine cornmeal, Cheddar, onion, bell pepper, salt, and cayenne. Stir in boiling water and mix thoroughly. In a deep heavy pan or deep fryer heat 3 inches of vegetable oil to 350 F. Drop 6 spoonfuls of the batter into the oil and fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer fritters to paper towels to drain. Season with additional salt if desired. Serve warm with hot sauce.


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