Hush Puppies by Phyllis

posted by Phyllis 07-17-99 6:32 PM

Spicy Hush Puppies

3/4 cup yellow corn meal
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 medium onion, finely chopped

---Optional items---
1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1 (4 0unce) can green chilies, drained and chopped
1 or 2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped
1/8 teaspoon red pepper

Combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt in a mixing bowl and make a well in center, then add egg, milk and onion, stirring until moistened.

Pour oil to a depth of 3 inches into a Dutch oven and heat to 375.

Carefully drop rounded teaspoonfuls into hot oil.

Fry until golden brown, turning once, drain on paper towels.

Yield: 2 dozen

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