Jalapeño Cheddar Crab Hushpuppies

Summary

Yield
Servings
SourceJason Gelrud
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time
Total time30 minutes

Description

This recipe was entered in our We ♥ Local Cornmeal recipe contest by Jason Gelrud.  Jason says,"This is a great twist on the classic hush puppy."

Ingredients

1 cup
cornmeal (yellow)
1 1/2 tablespoon
flour, all-purpose
1 tablespoon
sugar
1 teaspoon
salt, coarse (kosher)
1/2 teaspoon
baking powder
1/4 teaspoon
baking soda
1/2 cup
buttermilk
1  
egg (beaten)
1  
pepper, jalapeño (chopped, seeded)
1 cup
cheese, cheddar (sharp)
1/4 pound
crab meat (lump)
   
canola oil (for frying)

Instructions

In a large bowl sift together cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda.

In a separate bowl whisk together buttermilk, eggs and jalapeno and cheese.

Pour egg mixture into cornmeal/flour mixture and stir just until combined.

Heat oil on medium high heat, using a thermometer, to 350°. Using a tablespoon drop batter, in batches into oil and fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and keep warm in oven until ready to serve.