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Hot and Spicy Hush Puppies

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 18 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 8 min
  • Yield: 4 to 5 servings
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1 cup yellow cornmeal

3/4 cup self-rising flour

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon cayenne

1/2 small sweet onion, finely chopped

1/2 jalapeno, finely chopped

4 green onions, sliced thin

1 large egg, beaten

1/4 cup grated Cheddar

1 cup buttermilk

Orange Dipping Sauce, recipe follows

Gina's Orange Dipping Sauce:

1/4 cup Dijon mustard

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup orange marmalade


  1. Preheat deep fryer to 375 degrees F.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together into a large mixing bowl to form a thick batter.
  3. Dip 2 tablespoon spoons into water. Using the spoons scoop up some of the batter and drop into the hot oil. Work in batches. Fry for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden and brown. Remove and drain on a paper towel lined sheet tray. Serve with dipping sauce.

Gina's Orange Dipping Sauce:

  1. Mix the above ingredients together.
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