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Bacon-Cheddar Hush Puppies

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 25 min total time
  • 11 ingredients
  • 22 servings
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Spicy ranch sauce provides a wonderful company to these cheesy bacon hush puppies that are ready in 25 minutes - a delicious appetizer.

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

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

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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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