In my original blog I just intermingled the recipes I mentioned in the blog. Many found this hard to follow. So in an effort to make the blogs more user friendly I am posting all the recipes and how to's for all the blogs here. I hope you like this new format. -Jan `

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Jalapeno Hush Puppies Original and Jan's Version

Recipe By for the original recipe

Serving Size  : 12    Preparation Time :0:10

Categories    : Breads


  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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  4               cups  flour

  1                cup  cornmeal

  1 1/2    tablespoons  baking powder

     1/2      teaspoon  baking soda

     3/4           cup  sugar

     1/4           cup  onion powder

     3/4      teaspoon  Cajun seasoning

  3               cups  whole milk

  3              whole  eggs

     1/4           cup  vinegar

  1 1/2           cups  pickled jalapenos -- diced

  2             quarts  oil -- for frying


Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.


Mix remaining ingredients in another bowl well.


Put the wet ingredients in the dry ingredients all at once.  Stir until just blended.


Heat the oil to 375.


Drop batter into to hot oil by the spoonfiuls.


Cook 4-5 minutes until golden brown.  Drain on paper towels.  Salt if desired.




For the three of us I cut the recipe in 1/2--for using just for hush puppies I should have cut it down to 1/4.


I cut the amount of onion powder and jalapeno in 1/2 again.  So basically a 1/4 amount for those two ingredients.  


I used my homemade Cajun Seasoning recipe for that spice.






This recipe is not as cornmeal tasting as most hush puppies if you desire that increase the amount of cornmeal to taste and slightly ingrease the baking powder and baking soda.


Leftover batter can be used as "breading" for other foods.  My original batch was used the next night to batter fry homemade chicken nuggets. It could be used with any number of ingredients.


Leave out the jalapenos and Cajun seasoning and use this batter for a fry bread/sopapilla recipe. 


Leave out the jalepenos and Cajun seasoning.  Fry per recipe then roll in cinnamon sugar for a "fried donut" type dessert.



  "A recipe that adapts for numerous uses. See the variations below."

Start to Finish Time:


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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 1603 Calories; 150g Fat (83.2% calories from fat); 9g Protein; 59g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 61mg Cholesterol; 539mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 3 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 29 1/2 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.


NOTES : Make this recipe your own--see my blog on all sorts of variations.

Cajun Seasoning Mix


Serving Size  : 0     Preparation Time :0:00

Categories    : Seasoning Mix


  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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  2 1/2    tablespoons  salt

  1         tablespoon  oregano

  1         tablespoon  paprika

  1         tablespoon  cayenne

  1         tablespoon  ground black pepper

  1         tablespoon  granulated garlic


Mix all the ingredients together well.


Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.



  "An inexpensive homemade version of this costly seasoning."


  "7 1/2 tablespoons"

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 95 Calories; 3g Fat (19.0% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 20g Carbohydrate; 7g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 15997mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat.