Bacon-Cheddar Hush Puppies

Spicy ranch sauce provides a wonderful company to these cheesy bacon hush puppies that are ready in 25 minutes - a delicious appetizer.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 22
 

Ingredients

Spicy Ranch Sauce

1/2 cup ranch dressing
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon red pepper sauce

Hush Puppies

Oil for deep frying
2
cups cornmeal mix
1
cup buttermilk
1
egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
6
slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In small bowl, mix all sauce ingredients. Refrigerate until serving time.
  • 2 In deep fryer or heavy 3-quart saucepan, heat 2 inches oil to 360°F. In medium bowl, stir cornmeal mix, buttermilk, egg, salt and pepper. Stir in cheese and bacon.
  • 3 Drop batter by tablespoonfuls into hot oil. Fry 2 to 3 minutes, turning several times, until golden brown. Drain on cooling rack over paper towels. Serve hush puppies hot with Spicy Ranch Sauce.
  • 1 In small bowl, mix all sauce ingredients. Refrigerate until serving time.
  • 2 In deep fryer or heavy 3-quart saucepan, heat 2 inches oil to 360°F. In medium bowl, stir cornmeal mix, buttermilk, egg, salt and pepper. Stir in cheese and bacon.
  • 3 Drop batter by tablespoonfuls into hot oil. Fry 2 to 3 minutes, turning several times, until golden brown. Drain on cooling rack over paper towels. Serve hush puppies hot with Spicy Ranch Sauce.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Once the hush puppies are cooked, place them in a 15x10x1-inch pan and keep warm in a 250°F oven until ready to serve.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
177
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Sodium
192mg
192%;
Total Carbohydrate
13g
13%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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