Bacon-Cheddar Hush Puppies

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 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

Steps

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  • 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.

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Tips

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

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

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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