Beer-Cheese Hushpuppies

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  • Yields: 20 to 24 hushpuppies
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 3 mins per batch
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Beer-Cheese Hushpuppies
Ingredients
1
cup yellow cornmeal
1 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1
teaspoon sugar
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
ounces pepper jack cheese or cheddar cheese, shredded (1/2 cup)
1/3
cup finely chopped onion
1/3
1
egg, lightly beaten
2/3
cup light lager
 
Vegetable oil or shortening for deep-fat frying
 
Snipped fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley (optional)
 
Green or red jalapeno jelly
Directions
  1. In a medium bowl mix cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Add cheese, onion and red sweet pepper; toss to combine. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. In another bowl mix egg and beer; add all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened.
  2. In a 3-quart saucepan heat 2-inches of oil to 375 degrees F. For each hush puppy, drop 1 rounded tablespoon of batter into hot oil. Fry three or four at a time for 3 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat pepper jelly just until melted. Serve hush puppies warm with pepper jelly. Makes 20 to 24 hush puppies.
Nutrition Facts (Beer-Cheese Hushpuppies)
    Per serving:
  • 128 kcal cal.,
  • 7 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 4 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 1 g monounsatured fat),
  • 12 mg chol.,
  • 124 mg sodium,
  • 15 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 5 g sugar,
  • 2 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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