Honey Chipotle Hush Puppies

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Traditional southern cornmeal dumplings get an update with a kick of smoky and spicy chipotle pepper. Addictive as a party snack or side dish! 2012 Recipe Contest “Praiseworthy” Recipe by Pamela V.

For the 2012 Recipe Contest, we decided to add our Pamela’s comments about the winning recipes. About this recipe Pamela said: “What is more satisfying than crispy sweet corn hush puppies with a little added Chipotle? Easy to make, and just plain good old comfort food! Dipped in butter and honey- it doesn’t get much better! We kept going back for more…” See all the 2012 winning recipes.

Honey Chipotle Hush Puppies

Yield: 6-8 servings (about 24 Hush Puppies)

Honey Chipotle Hush Puppies

INGREDIENTS:

    HUSH PUPPIES
  • 2 cups Pamela's Cornbread & Muffin Mix
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 green onions-thinly sliced
  • 2 Chipotle peppers in Adobo-chopped
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 eggs- lightly beaten
  • 1 TBSP milk
  • salt-to taste
  • Canola oil for frying
  • DIPPING SAUCE/SPREAD
  • 2 TBSP butter-softened
  • 2 TBSP honey

DIRECTIONS:

In a medium bowl, combine Pamela's Cornbread & Muffin Mix, sugar, scallions, and chipotle peppers. In a measuring cup with spout combine honey, eggs, and milk. Pour egg mixture into bowl with dry ingredients, stirring gently with a fork until thoroughly combined. Mixture should have the consistency of thick hummus. If too thick, add a splash of milk. If too thin, add a sprinkle of Cornbread & Muffin Mix.

Fill heavy small saucepan with approximately 2 inches canola oil. Set over medium high heat, and heat to 315°. Using a mini ice cream scoop, and working in batches of 4, scoop small balls of cornmeal batter into hot oil. Turn occasionally using a metal slotted spoon, and cook until evenly golden-brown, about 2-3 minutes. Remove onto a paper-towel lined plate and sprinkle with salt. Repeat with remaining batter, making sure the oil temperature stays around 315 to 325°.

Combine 2 tablespoons softened butter and 2 tablespoons honey for a dipping sauce and serve immediately with prepared hush puppies.

Chef's Note: Deep frying at home doesn't have to be a major production - I literally made these in my tiniest sauce pan with about 1 cup of oil.

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