Hot and Spicy Hush Puppies

1 cup yellow cornmeal

3/4 cup self-rising flour

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. sugar

1/2 tsp. cayenne

1/2 small sweet onion, finely chopped

1/2 jalapeno, finely chopped

4 green onions, sliced thin

1 large egg, beaten

1/4 cup grated Cheddar

1 cup buttermilk

Orange dipping sauce, recipe under “dips”

 

Preheat deep fryer to 375 degrees

1. Mix all the ingredients together into a large mixing bowl to form a thick batter.

2. Dip 2 tablespoon spoons into water. Using the spoons scoop up some of the batter and drop into the hot oil. Work in batches. Fry for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden and brown. Remove and drain on a paper towel lined sheet tray. Serve with orange dipping sauce.

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