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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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