Buttermilk Hush Puppies with Onions and Bell Peppers
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- 30 min
- 24 servings
- 1 quart Crisco® Pure Peanut Oil
- 2 cups White Lily® Enriched Self-Rising White Cornmeal Mix
- 1/2 cup White Lily® Enriched Bleached All Purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 small onion, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped red pepper
- HEAT oil in deep fryer or very deep heavy pot to 365°F.
- COMBINE cornmeal mix, flour and baking soda in medium bowl.
- WHISK together egg, buttermilk, onion and bell pepper in small bowl. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.
- Be sure oil is at correct temperature before adding batter. If you do not have a thermometer, you can test using a cube of bread. The bread will brown within a few seconds, without absorbing very much oil.
- DROP batter by rounded tablespoonfuls carefully into hot oil. Fry 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown, turning once.
- Batter will rise to surface when done.
- REMOVE hush puppies with metal tongs or metal slotted spoon; turn onto paper towels to drain.
- ALLOW oil to return to temperature before repeating with additional batter.