Texas Pete® Hush Puppies w/ Cheddar Cheese & Bacon
July 2, 2015
Photo by Texas Pete
This is the perfect side dish to heat up any meal! —
Texas Pete Hot Sauce
Green Mountain Gringo Medium Salsa, drained, pulsed in food processor
peanut, grape seed or canola oil for frying
all purpose flour
cheddar cheese, thick shred
bacon, cooked and crumbled
In This Recipe
Preheat fryer to 350 degrees or pour 4 inches of oil into a deep, heavy pot. Clip a candy thermometer on the side of the pot and bring to 350 degrees over medium-high heat.
In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper and baking powder. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg, garlic, Texas Pete® Hot Sauce and Green Mountain Gringo® Medium Salsa. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just mixed.
Add cheese and bacon. Mix until just combined.
Using 2 tablespoons or a #30 scoop, carefully drop balls of batter into fryer. Fry for about 4 minutes, turning halfway through, until golden brown and cooked through.
Transfer to paper towel lined sheet tray and sprinkle with kosher salt to taste. Serve immediately.
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