Texas Pete® Hush Puppies W/ Cheddar Cheese & Bacon

READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 7
YIELD: 3 dozen 2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat fryer to 350 degrees or pour 4 inches of oil into a deep, heavy pot. Clip a candy thermometer on the side of the pot and bring to 350 degrees over medium-high heat.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg, garlic, Texas Pete® Hot Sauce and Texas Pete® Medium Salsa. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just mixed.
  • Add cheese and bacon. Mix until just combined.
  • Using 2 tablespoons or a #30 scoop, carefully drop balls of batter into fryer. Fry for about 4 minutes, turning halfway through until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Transfer to paper towel lined sheet tray and sprinkle with kosher salt to taste. Serve immediately.
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